Saturday , 21 October 2017

There Is Still Hope For Moyes Yet

There Is Still Hope For Moyes Yet

Lets be realistic for a moment, the number of people who actually believed David Moyes and Manchester United would win the second leg against Olympiakos was small. United have had their fare share of troubles this season, and while everyone is getting on the managers back the players have also deserved an equal amount of criticism.

Van Persie Gives Moyes something to shout about

Van Persie Gives Moyes something to shout about

However, on beating the Greek champions to move into the quarter-final stages of the Champions League, there is renewed hope among Old Trafford and the magic that could be realised as the season nears its end.

Turning point for the Red Devils

This does not mean that Manchester United will be victorious in the Premiership, but while they are still in the Champions League there will be hope that United could end the season with a hard earnt and respected trophy. In fact the game showed so much fight from United, that David Moyes has begun to believe that the 3-0 victory over Olympiakos could be a turning point.

The sometimes controversial Robin Van Persie was the man to strike United to victory, in a match which saw the very best of Wayne Rooney and very attacking Manchester United side.

After the first leg defeat it was almost agreed that United wouldn’t be able to turn the tie around and that their season was about to reach another lower level. But the opposite has happened to the surprise of everyone, and with it there is hope for David Moyes and Manchester United.

Victory gives David Moyes time

It is almost impossible to take charge of a team that was so successful under another manager. For David Moyes the victory gives him time to show that he can put United back on track, if not for this season but for the future, and maybe even secure his first Champions League title. Which seems a bit optimistic, but then football is full of shocks.

United not challenging for all trophies for one season may be understandable given the situation the club has found itself in, but what there can’t be is a long term slump. Which would make it hard for the club to keep its best players and attract quality. So for David Moyes and Manchester United fans, lets hope that this one victory holds some significance when its looked back on.

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