When Ferguson took over at united, he inherited a fantastic squad, by far the most expensive squad assembled in England at that time maybe even the world. Every bit the equivalence of the current City or Chelsea teams.
But it was a squad, given it's abundance of talents, very much under performing.
Whereas Moyes has taken over a squad that pretty much everyone accepts has over performed for the last couple of seasons, especially last season.
Mwahhahahah – WTF you on about – a fantastic squad me hole...
It was a bunch of underachieving pissheads with a few big names, had won bugger all since ’67 – SAF had replaced nearly 20 players before he won that FA cup 3 years later. But not only did he sort out the dross he invested a shitload into the youth setup, sorted out training so players were a lot fitter with better endurance and eating properly plus increased the number of scouts and coaches. The overperforming UTD has been top 2 in the Prem for the last 8 years, which included 2 Cl finals… maybe that’s their level and people forget it’s a team sport?
In a similar way to Brendan Rodgers, SAF showed things were moving in the right direction, positive changes were being made and when that happens you can see why managers are given time.
Moyes has taken the PL champions, added Mata (one of the best players from our rivals) and Fellani and dropped them down to his level (7th, and 20 odd points off the top), in the process he’s managed to mismanage his squad rotation (52 different teams as I recall, but played Rio for 8 games straight at the start of the season with his knackered back, dropped Nani into the Everton match when he wasn’t match sharp, but he could have been brought on when we were beating Newcastle/west brom), repeatedly thrown Valancia/Smalling in the right back position despite them proving again and again that they are “emergency” options there only and don’t get me started on his press conferences…. “Liverpool coming here as favourites”, “we enjoyed ourselves in the CL..”, “We aspire to be like Real Madrid, Barca etc…”
The one thing he appears to have gotten right was changing the goalie coach, although Steele was the one that has bulked up saveydavey and woods has benefitted.