Moyes needs miracle to earn back trust – and £150m war chest
Published 19/03/2014 | 02:30
The most recent concrete briefing from the Manchester United hierarchy was that David Moyes' position would not be reviewed until Christmas.
There was a slightly odd caveat thrown in, though, which stated that over the final 14 games of the season, Moyes must prove himself capable of spending a £150m war chest during the summer.
Since then Olympiakos and Liverpool have massively dented his ever-dwindling credibility. Disharmony in the ranks has now gone public.
His relationship with Ryan Giggs appears to have broken down and, ultimately, United face one key question: do they trust David Moyes to spend this huge sum of money wisely?
A £150m spending spree is not something that can be repeated next season, so the current answer must surely be, no.
A few purchases of the calibre and expense of Marouane Fellaini will quickly relegate Manchester United to being a top 10 team for several years. To start next season as manager, Moyes needs one phenomenal upturn in fortunes, starting very much with tonight.