David Moyes must feel like he is walking on egg shells with the Manchester United fans right now, and if the reports of Adnan Januzaj leaving in a £40 million deal to French giants Paris Saint-Germain, cited by the Daily Mail, transpire, then I firmly believe that will be the last straw for some.
Being a Manchester United fan this season has been difficult as I have had to withstand our reputation taking a battering. David Moyes has come in and our confidence and ability to win convincingly has seemed to have left at the same time, though what I think of the manager is best saved for another article. I do believe that he is partly to blame, and the main reason is because of his team selection.
With Manchester United beating Cardiff 2-0 at Old Trafford last night, here are five things we learned from the tie.
When Juan Mata made the move from Chelsea to Manchester United last week not only did it raise a few eyebrows with those at Chelsea, but it also shocked some neutral supporters too. On the surface he had left a side within touching distance of the top of the Premier League and a club where he had won consecutive Player of the Season trophies, for one that looked to be on the slope after Sir Alex Ferguson's departure. It happened anyway, and tonight he made his debut against Cardiff at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have a couple of more days to strengthen their midfield, and in my eyes to steer their title challenge back on track. They snapped up Juan Mata in a deal that smashed their transfer record, but I still think they need another head in the middle of the pitch. There are a few possible candidates, but there one man that stands out for me, and he is out of contract in the summer.
Seamus Coleman or Rafael Da Silva? Rafael, or Coleman? If you were David Moyes right now, would you settle for the current Brazilian right-back at Old Trafford, or would you make a move for Coleman, who the Scot previously worked with at Goodison Park? There might not be anything in it, but Sky Bet consider Manchester United favourites to sign the Irish defender, with Arsenal second in the list.
The January transfer window will slam shut in just over a week, which is plenty of time for teams to capture some signings. Here are four players who I would like to see Manchester United move for, and why it would benefit them.
While most of the footballing world are expecting David Moyes to sign a midfield player in the January transfer market, it now seems as though the former Everton boss is interested in Bayern Munich centre-back Dante. But for all those who would welcome the signing, there are a few things which makes the deal come with a sense of caution. I am in belief of the latter, and I think United should focus their attentions elsewhere.
When Tom Cleverley was progressing through the youth system at Manchester United there was a lot of hope attached to him.
With a gaping hole in the Manchester United midfield right now, here are three reasons why I put forward the name of Ivan Rakitic, Seville's central midfielder.
According to the Telegraph, Manchester United are ready to plug the gap in their midfield by making a bid for Chelsea's two-time Player of the Year, Juan Mata. According to the reports, United will break their transfer record with a fee of around £37 million if the deal goes through, but where would the Spain international fit in at Old Trafford?