English Premiership

Was Moyes really that bad?

2014-09-22 14:20
Cape Town - David Moyes was hounded out of Manchester after a poor first season at Old Trafford. But was he really that bad?

Louis van Gaal was brought into the steady the (sinking) ship but after being thrashed by (minnows) Leicester City, the question remains: Was Moyes really that bad?

At this stage last season:

Moyes' Manchester United were in eighth position in the English Premiership
United had played 5, won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2
The team had scored seven goals and conceded six
Moyes' men were chasing leaders Arsenal by 5 points

Manchester United had faced Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Chelsea and Swansea with Marouane Fellaini the only major signing at that stage of the season.

This season:

Manchester United "Gaal-acticos" are lying in 12th position on the log
United have played 5, won 1, drawn 2 and lost 2
The Red Devils have scored 9 goals and conceded 8
Van Gaal's side trail Chelsea by (a massive) 8 points.

The Gaal-acticos, put together by a £150 million shopping spree, have faced Leicester, QPR, Burnley, Sunderland and Swansea...

As they say, the scoreboard - or in this case the log - never lies.

Was Moyes really that bad?


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