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Manchester United Clawing Their Way Back Up Premier League Table

Photo Courtesy of Manchester United´s Official Facebook Page

David Moyes’ men are climbing their way up the Premier League table after a dismal start to their new boss’ maiden campaign. United are currently eight points behind league leaders Arsenal but are now within reach of one of the Champions League spots they so desperately need. Failure to qualify for the Champions League would no doubt cost Moyes his job.

Manchester United are starting to grind out results in the same way the used to under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. A hard-fought victory away to Norwich means they finished the calendar year in sixth place, but only three points behind Everton who sit in fourth place. Fourth place means that United would qualify for the Champions League playoffs. If United fail to do so, it will be even more difficult for Moyes to attract star talent.

Moyes has had a hard time to attract players, seeing as no one wants to join an uncertain situation. Cesc Fabregas, Ander Herrera, Thiago Alcantara and Robert Lewadowski are just some of the high-profile names that said no to United in the January transfer window.

That to me is the scariest part — the fact that they cant attract stars not only hurts their chances today, but it means that they will be mediocre in the future. If star players won’t join the team now, they most certainly won’t if they don’t reach the Champions League. I believe that Moyes is the wrong man to be leading United.

Regardless of all the criticism, Manchester United seems to be grinding out results and could very well end up in the Champions League next year, avoiding total chaos. Manchester United’s board need to look long and hard at their incumbent and decide if he really is the Chosen One. For now, this team seems to be heading in the right direction and could possibly save this pathetic season.

Patrick Wynne is a Soccer Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickjameswb, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.