As if he doesn’t have enough problems at Sunderland, Davie Moyes is being blamed for the troubles at Manchester United.
Moyes was given eight months in charge at Old Trafford following the retiral of Alex Ferguson before being sacked.
Lois van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have fared little better in the search to replace Fergie with ‘the Special One’ appearing to have lost his midas touch.
United are well off the pace in the Premier League with the midweek defeat from Fenerbahce in the Europa League coming under close scrutiny.
Moyes was given virtually nothing to spend compared to his big name successors and took time out from his struggles at Sunderland to defend his record at Old Trafford.
Before taking over at Sunderland Moyes was closely linked to the Celtic job before the hoops board opted to go for Brendan Rodgers.
“I’m glad that my spell is now being put into context, because I’ve always felt that,” the Sunderland boss said. “I felt that it would take time, but it’s football. Part of the journey a football manager is that you have to have bad times, as well as good times. I had a great period at Everton for eight or nine years when we were relatively successful.
“The Manchester United job will be tough for anybody who takes it, whether it be Jose or Louis van Gaal, David Moyes, it’s always going to be a tough job, because you’re following probably the finest manager in our time so that was always going to be difficult. In some ways it does show that it maybe wasn’t just down to David Moyes.”