My tribe

Liverpool legend Hansen: Man Utd won't dump Moyes

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen believes David Moyes' job is safe at Manchester United. Hansen wrote in the Telegraph: "David Moyes has two transfer windows to define his Manchester United reign and ensure the early murmurings about his tenure do not become even more serious.

"For United, the sequence of recent results seems catastrophic given their recent history of success, but I see no immediate threat to Moyes's reign. There is no chance of the United board getting rid of him before he has built his own side.

"United have long been cited as the test case for clubs and supporters who are showing impatience with a manager, the FA Cup run of 1989 when Mark Robins's goal against Nottingham Forest is believed to have saved Sir Alex Ferguson's job regularly quoted as the turning point at Old Trafford. Ferguson had been at United three years by then, doubts about his credentials to transform the club and compete for the title increasingly audible.

"This is clearly new territory for United in the modern era, but I do not believe they will compromise the principles that served them so well in 1989. They will recognise the transition from Ferguson to Moyes was never going to be as seamless as some imagined, even if it has started much worse than anyone could have predicted."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?