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The Manchester United board are beginning to doubt that David Moyes is the man to take the club forward, reports Geoff Sweet of The Sun (subscription required).
The Old Trafford club suffered their 11th defeat of a poor Premier League title defence at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park, where Moyes was making his first return to the club since leaving last summer.
Now Sweet claims the United hierarchy are questioning whether Moyes is the man to be trusted with a £200 million transfer fund to rebuild the squad.
Moyes has also called on United striker Danny Welbeck to stay at the club after the England international was linked with a move, reports John Drayton of the Daily Mail.
Moyes is quoted as saying:
Danny Welbeck is really important to me and I really value him.
There have been lots of stories.
I can only tell you Danny Welbeck is really important to me and really important to Manchester United.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher joined the chorus of disapproval towards the current United team after the Goodison loss, reports David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror.
Carragher is quoted as saying:
That’s the worst I've seen from them over 90 minutes.
When I played it was total dominance from Manchester United. I'm looking at this team and wondering why they didn't play like that when I was playing.
Shinji Kagawa on the left wing must wonder what this English football is all about. Nobody seems to know what’s going on on the pitch or in the dug-out.
You can’t see what the plan is, what they’re trying to do.