Scholes: It’s too early to sack Moyes, I feel sorry for him

by Sam Peoples

Paul Scholes admitted he feels sorry for David Moyes and believes he should be given more time as Manchester United manager.

He pointed towards a lack of continuity with his ability to put out the same team every week as a major factor for United’s demise this year.

“No. It’s far too early [to sack him]. With all the injuries he’s had, I feel quite sorry for him really,” Scholes told

“He’s never been able to put out the same back four. You see all the top teams, they have the same back four every week, especially with the centre-backs, they need to get an understanding and rhythm together.

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Michael Carrick’s been injured, Robin van Persie’s been injured, key players have been injured [but] he’s not made any excuses and tried to get on with it and hopefully next year will be better.”

Injuries and player selections are no excuses for how badly United have played this year. Ferguson showed time and time again with this squad that there are enough players to cover for injuries.

We have had some rotten luck with injuries this year but it doesn’t justify the fact we’ve played like a Sunday league team so often.

Scholes also gave his take on United’s new signings and feels that if United can repeat the level of performance we showed against Olympiacos, that we can overcome any team in Europe.

He added: “Moyes’ signings haven’t quite settled in, Fellaini [has had] a lot of injuries as well, and probably hasn’t produced quite what he’s hoped. Juan Mata has been a little slow to get going as well but these players need time.

“United’s best performances have probably been in the Champions League this season. The other seven teams are very good, I think that’s the only problem! If they can play like they did Wednesday night, I am sure they will be up there,” he said.

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