Why David Moyes Will Fail to Live Up to the Hype at Manchester United

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Why David Moyes Will Fail to Live Up to the Hype at Manchester United
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Around 24 hours after Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as Manchester United manager, Everton’s David Moyes was confirmed to be the next man to lead the Red Devils Thursday (BBC Sport).

Talk about a smooth transition: There wasn’t even enough time (or interest) to see a plethora articles speculating on other potential candidates (such as, perhaps, Jose Mourinho or Jurgen Klopp), given the apparent surety of Moyes taking over the Old Trafford reins.

The Manchester United boardroom seem sure of its choice. Sir Alex appears confident. Players, pundits and commentators talk about the inevitability of Moyes ascending to the United throne. But how astute is it, really—and on a six-year deal, no less?

In this article, we take a look at the potential downsides to the Moyes appointment. Here are five reasons that Manchester United should be wary that David Moyes will fail to live up to the hype at Manchester United. Let the debate begin.

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