David Moyes under fire as Manchester United lose to Swansea in FA Cup

David Moyes seemed like the obvious choice to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss as both men are known for promoting young players through the ranks and both are careful when trading in the transfer market. But something’s going wrong with Manchester United’s season and fingers are being pointed at the new manager.

Moyes’ latest result was a poor one by his and Man United’s high standards. The Scot said that his side were “a bit unlucky to lose but we probably didn't do enough to win it,” which suggests that a draw would have been a fair result from his point of view. The late Wilfried Bony winner that put Swansea through to the fourth round of the Cup condemned United to their fifth home defeat of the season.

Moyes sounded like the manager of a mid-table side when he said: “We made some opportunities, not enough, and when you're down to 10 men you want to see it out and take a replay but we didn't quite get that far." He was disappointed that his side didn’t “create enough chances” but he’s missing a lot of attacking options as both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are out. “We played quite well at times, we got near the edge of the box quite regularly but didn't make the opportunity to score a goal,” he told BT Sport.

Moyes’ side are now out of the FA Cup and struggling in the Premier League. The manager seems opened eyed to his situation. “If you lose games at any club, it's difficult. At Manchester United it's even bigger, but that's the job and we get on with it."

We can’t see Manchester United letting him go mid-season and we’d be surprised if he was sacked at the end of the campaign as United has a history of sticking with its managers. In Ferguson’s first season with the club they finished 11th. They were runners up the following year.

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