Friday 22 September 2017

The sad, but predictable end of Moyes' Old Trafford adventure

Moyes and Manchester United both bit off more than they could chew – and that was obvious from the start, writes Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Nobody saw that coming? Of course we did. Football fans can take a look around themselves and say this morning... who among us saw this coming? Well, the answer is... anybody and everybody.

The appointment of David Moyes seemed like a sound managerial changing of the guard, according to some fans.

Or, as the post-mortem experts have been keen to trumpet, it was the act of an old king passing on a diseased, ageing and weakened inheritance to a man who allowed his ego to interfere with his pragmatism.

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