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Rant Cast 190: he was sacked in the morning

So there you have it, folks. David Moyes is no more. He is a dead manager, pining for his former job. Sacked by Ed Woodward – rather appropriately – on Monday morning to end 10 months of misery at Old Trafford. Ed & Paul cover this momentous occasion in depth, offering analysis of where it all went wrong for the former Evertonian, and what’s next for Manchester United. We talk Moyes’ failure, Sir Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs’ appointment, likely permanent candidates, transfer news and take your questions in a packed show!

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  1. Andy T says

    Glad that he’s gone, but wish that it had been handled more respectfully. Looking forward to seeing the team play under Giggsy!

  2. Dan says

    Moyes looked a significantly better manager after the game against Sunderland. It will be interesting to see how he progresses, over the coming months.

    On Saturday, you could be forgiven for thinking that the team won’t put a shift in for Giggs either.

    Perhaps it is time to face the unpalatable truth that this is a very limited group of players (although nowhere near as bad as Norwich City), who aren’t capable of playing very well for anyone, anymore.

    The first XI that Giggs put out against Sunderland – if you were to have a fire sale at the end of the season, which teams do you realistically think would come in for each player?

    United still see teams like Bayern, Barcelona and Real Madrid as equals. What current United player is good enough to play for any of those teams?

    Do we go to Default De Gea, again here? Could you even be totally convinced that he would get a game at either of those three clubs?

    OK, let’s lower the bar a bit. How many United players could get a game at Liverpool? Apart from De Gea, which United player is going to make them a better team?

    If Mata came in for Sturridge, Suarez, Sterling, or Coutinho, what makes you think that Liverpool would look a stronger side?

    As for Giggs ‘looking managerial’, do you really think that will be the case were he to find himself on the touchline in a tactical game of chess against Mourinho, in a match where everything was at stake?

    I think a similar thing happened at Liverpool, after their empire fell. Too many people at the club (including the fans) just lost sight of how talented the manager and the players have to be, to compete at the highest level.

    Even if you do have a top manager (and genuinely world-class players), achieving success involves a titanic struggle.

    I like this pod and listen to it every week. The lads are both very intelligent and a small amount of sentimentality over seeing Giggs in the chair is understandable – especially after such a disappointing season.

    United need to get real though and quickly, or they will go just the same way that Liverpool did.

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