Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Should Moyes be given a big transfer kitty this summer?

Should Manchester United boss David Moyes be handed a big transfer kitty this summer?

Should Manchester United boss David Moyes be handed a big transfer kitty this summer?

Manchester United boss David Moyes just keeps suffering humiliating defeats.

The latest was the Red Devils 3-0 home defeat against arch-rivals Manchester City on Tuesday night.

The game showed the vast difference between the two teams.


Lets make no bones about it the current Manchester United squad is mediocre and some would argue so is their manager.

There are some very good players in the United team, but most are average and would not get into most of the top teams in European football.

Moyes predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson squeezed every last bit of talent out of the players last season and somehow United claimed the Premier League title. It seems the veteran Scot knew exactly when to leave, as United have struggled this season.


No doubt Manchester United need to strengthen their team in the summer, but the big question is should David Moyes be given a big transfer kitty. Former-United defender Gary Neville believes that it is not a case of throwing money at the problem.

Neville is right. United need to identify their weaknesses and strengthen those areas. Sound simple doesn’t it? Well you would have thought so, but Moyes has already spent close to £70million on two midfielders in the shape of Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.

Central midfield is a position that United have been looking to strengthen for a number of years. Moyes threw £27million at Everton for Fellaini and he has endured a difficult time at Old Trafford, while his former-team-mates are enjoying a very decent campaign.

Mata is another big money signing that just has not worked out for Moyes. The Spaniard had been superb for Chelsea in the previous two campaigns and his signing got everybody at Old Trafford excited.

However, Mata just has not been able to find his feet at United. Maybe because he is not playing in his preferred number ten role behind the striker, or maybe because he has not yet settled in at the club. Either way much more was expected from Mata.


The players that United bring in this summer need to be top-quality ones. Players that will give the team an extra dimension and that will immediately settle into the team. Last summer United were linked with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but only got Fellaini at the last minute on transfer deadline day.

According to reports United do have a hefty pot of cash to spend on new players this summer, but Moyes track record at United in the transfer market has not been great so far. The Scot did a decent job on a budget at Everton.

He brought in a number of players for small fees and developed their talents. Moyes helped turn the likes of Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines into regular England internationals. However, he did not have a flawless record in the transfer market, what manager does, but he did make some terrible signings in his time at Goodison Park.

Top six

It looks like the best that United can hope for from this season is a place in the top six, which is odds of 11/8. A place in the Europa League would be a poor return from a team that won the Premier League title last season.

United may not have the best squad in the league, or even their own city, but surely they should at least be challenging for the top four and the Champions League places this season.


At the end of the season everybody connected with United need to sit down and assess what needs to be done for United to be a success again next season. One of the obvious ones would be the board assessing Moyes performance as boss .

Unfortunately for United fans it seems that they are stuck with the former-Everton boss. The next best thing is Moyes looking at his squad and looking at where he can improve it. The Scot was not awful at putting together a solid team at Everton, so surely he can do it on a much bigger budget at United?


I really do have my doubts about David Moyes as Manchester United boss. He has shown his negativity this season and not just against big teams either. I feel giving Moyes a stack of cash this summer could be a major mistake.

Should Moyes be given a big transfer kitty this summer?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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