Manchester United host Shakhtar Donetsk tonight in a crucial Champions League match at old Trafford. As United are already through to the knock out stages having won three and drawn two of their five group games already, it gives David Moyes the chance to unleash some of the players who haven't had much of a chance so far this season. But there is one man I think who he should take out of the side, rather than put in it.
Manchester United are set to play their third home game in a row as they host Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in a clash that they must win to ease the pressure from David Moyes' shoulders. The Ukrainian side are no slouches though, and United will have their work cut out should they pick up a victory. Here are a few things that I would do if I was David Moyes.
Manchester United seem to be in turmoil right now. They are plummeting down the table at an alarming rate and the pressure is piling on David Moyes' shoulders. As they look at ways to rejuvenate themselves, the Guardian are linking United with a move to Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder in January. But I think there should be another man on the shortlist.
Manchester United were forced to do the unthinkable in the summer and replace Sir Alex Ferguson in the seat he held for 27 years. In came David Moyes in what seemed like the natural choice, but despite the majority of United fans getting behind the former Everton man things haven't gone to plan.
Manchester United had the chance to make up for their 1-0 loss at home to Everton in the week as they took on Newcastle at Old Trafford, and they did so by, err, losing 1-0. Alan Pardew's men picked up their fifth win in six games and climbed to seventh in the table while United now sit ninth, 12 points behind leaders Arsenal having played an extra game. Following the loss, here are three players who I think David Moyes should drop for Tuesday's Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Manchester Utd are not used to having Old Trafford viewed as anything less than impregnable so Newcastle can expect a backlash following Utd’s 0-1 defeat at the hands of Everton on Wednesday.
Manchester United invite Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Saturday in the weekend's early kick off. Both sides come into the game on the back of midweek losses - United losing 1-0 at home to Everton and Newcastle 3-0 to Swansea - and will be desperate to get their seasons back on track. I would argue that the Red Devils, and David Moyes in particular, need the three points more, so here are a few ways in which they can boost their chances, in my opinion.
Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Everton on Wednesday evening and as a result now sit ninth in the Premier League table, 12 points behind leaders Arsenal. TWELVE. United fans will rightly be frustrated, so here are three players who should see their places pulled from under them ahead of the club's clash with Newcastle today.
Manchester United failed to control the midfield against Everton on Wednesday evening and as a result failed to get anything out of the game as the Toffees returned to Merseyside with a 1-0 win. United did have a good game, though, but they couldn't penetrate the Everton backline. If they had this man in their team, however, then it could have been a different story, as I think he is the perfect player for David Moyes to move for in January.
Before the season had kicked off there were naturally worries for the Manchester United fans. Not only had they lost their manager of 27 years - a manager who won everything for them - but they were recruiting a boss who had no real achievements next to his name. Sure, he had a few good seasons at Everton, but did he have what he took to continue the Sir Alex Ferguson reign?
Manchester United fell to another defeat at home last night against David Moyes' old side Everton. The Toffees ran out 1-0 winners at Old Trafford and left Moyes and co red-faced, but here are five things we learned from the tie.