DARREN FOREMAN: Moyes’ successor has smaller shoes to fill at United

Manchester United's former manager David Moyes
Manchester United's former manager David Moyes

So the inevitable has happened and David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United with just four games of the season to go

Moyes inherited an ageing squad but his signings never said to me that he had a plan and indicated that that he was a few pieces short of solving the jigsaw puzzle needed for consistency.

He never seemed to settle on a team or formation and players looked a shadow of their former selves under him.

Coupled with the sackings of Mike Phelan and Rene Meulensteen, he never seemed to gain the support of the changing room and their departures were a poor piece of judgement on his part.

The next person in charge will no doubt have an easier task as, let’s be honest, they can’t do much worse.

Peter Moores has been given the job of resurrecting English cricket from the doldrums following the Ashes debacle and the disastrous t20 campaign under Ashley Giles.

For Moores it’s the second time round and at least he will have less egos to come up against than previously.

Let’s hope we play attacking and exciting cricket, but I fear that may not be the case.

Scarborough Athletic seem to be suffering with discipline problems and a succession of sendings off have not helped their cause in the EvoStik division one south this season.

Let’s hope this is something to be addressed for next season as the club looks to progress.


Crystal Palace and Tony Pullis, who have achieved minor miracles to escape relegation.


“Klopp is a young, up and coming manager, full of energy, full of personality, and the way his teams play is the way you want to see Man United play.”

Jamie Carragher.