The aggregate score of the past two league fixtures is 8-1 in United's favour. Last week, United achieved a creditable, if perhaps ultimately futile, one-all draw with Bayern Munich.
So why now?
Mostly because it is too little, too late for Moyes. In a a season which, barring a European miracle, will be a write off, Moyes has not done enough to earn the time to build his version of Manchester United. There is little indication that his version of United would be a desirable thing to see.
There is certainly an equivalent list to be written of reasons why Moyes should be remain in charge, but here are 20 reasons why Moyes should be let go in the summer.
Here is to hoping that this list will seem laughably short-sited once he has built an all-conquering United.