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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Alan Hansen: How long will United put up with Moyes misery?

Published 17/03/2014 | 10:50

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Manchester United manager David Moyes

Alan Hansen believes that if the Red Devils crash out of the Champions League this week, David Moyes’ stay at Old Trafford could come to an abrupt end.

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The United boss is under increased pressure after a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool, with 10-man United lucky to escape with just the three goal deficit.

The season has lurked from one disaster to the next and the former Anfield hero believes that should the current Premier League champions fail to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat at the hands of Olympiakos on Wednesday night, then the club will be left with a big decision on Moyes’ future.

“This is crisis time for David Moyes and Manchester United and the question now is how much longer the hierarchy at Old Trafford will be prepared to put up with it,” Hansen said in his Daily Telegraph column.

“United have never been a sacking club and the supporters have loyally stuck with Moyes despite all the lows but there are huge question marks over how the club’s owners are feeling right now.”

With a derby clash against neighbours City to follow, it will be a huge week for the former Everton boss and Hansen feels he simply has to deliver to stay in a job.

“If United go out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage, and then lose against City, Moyes could pay the ultimate price.”

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