David Moyes‘ men prepare to battle Premier League outfit Hull City on Boxing Day. Manchester United is in dire need of three points as they look to creep up on the Premier League’s top four in Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. Hull City is also in desperate need of points as they look to move further and further away from the relegation zone.
Manchester United have now won four games in a row under new manager Moyes, who is starting to find his footing as he looks to fill Sir Alex Ferguson‘s shoes. A four game winning streak is not really the most amazing accomplishment, but it has been one of the only bright spots in an otherwise lackluster and terrible campaign.
Moyes must not rest on his laurels, as he seems to be trying to avoid spending big in the January transfer market by stating that his team is starting to click. He has stated that he will only spend if the right players became available, which sounds a lot like it’s not going to happen. I believe that this United squad doesn’t have what it takes to even qualify for next year’s Champions League, and if no one comes to their aid, they will crash out. Another reason to spend big would be to make Wayne Rooney happy; he has yet to sign a new contract and could very well be on his way to Real Madrid sooner rather than later.
Rumors have stated that United are instead looking into bringing back their loanees Jesse Lingard and Nick Powell, who have both impressed playing in England’s second division. Powell has scored plenty of goals in the Europa League for Wigan and looks like a very promising player who could make a similar impact as Adnan Januzaj has. Let’s not forget that Lingard and Powell were both found and signed by Ferguson, and Moyes is lucky to inherit them.
Moyes needs to get a couple of quality players in the transfer window, and he needs to concentrate on winning against Hull. The Boxing Day fixture could change United’s season around, and it is imperative that they escape with three points; anything less might see Moyes’ tenure end abruptly.