Man Utd view on OT defeat: “This is Moyes I’m afraid.”


It’s good to learn that Claretandhugh is followed by many fans other than those who support the hammers.

We regularly receive posts from fans of clubs we are about to play or already have done so with Aston Villa and Manchester United fans to the forefront.

And following the  tepid performance against the Reds at the weekend one of the Reds supporters found himself in the same company as many of us.

He and other Manchester United fans have experience of our manager of course and makes the point towards the end of his comment.

Reds fan Roger Clayton explained that he simply  didn’t understand what on earth was going on in the first half

He wrote: “As a Man United supporter as have to say I really didn’t get the first half set up.

A team on a good run, playing well, in contention for a top four  playing a United team often poor at home on the back of a Thursday night Europa outing, and yet so negative.

Yes we are good on the counter, but surely come and have a go! Believe in your undoubted quality.

The own goal was really just deserts I’m afraid. We could easily have scored before that too , to be fair. But this is Moyes I’m afraid. Sorry , just didn’t get it at all.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • ljd1980 says:

    Moyes acknowledged he got it wrong in the post-match interview. Let’s not judge him – and let’s not let the fans of other clubs judge him – before he gets a chance to show whether or not he’s learned from that mistake. He may have been trying to avoid giving it a go, and losing by a similar scoreline to the one we were on the end of at the LS in December. I agree: it was too negative on Sunday, and the decision, in particular, to play Noble was wrong. But let’s not forget that Moyes has got the fine balance between attack and defence spot on in a lot games this season. Man United fans might be better off contemplating where their club would be seven years on if Moyes had been given a longer run at the Club. It’s not clear to me that Van Gaal, Mourinho and now Solskjaer have performed very obviously better than Moyes would have done. Personally, I care a lot less about how Solskjaer is performing than some Man Utd fans appear to care about how poorly Moyes is currently doing.

  • rowelly says:

    Years in management and frankly I am a long way from being convinced Moyes really knows what he is doing. I think he lacks confidence in himself and that is conveyed in his team selections, tactics and substitutions. He is so careful he wouldn’t have a bet on the sun coming up tomorrow.

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