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5 Reasons Why David Moyes Deserved Manchester United Sacking

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The current season has been an unmitigated disaster for Manchester United, and the club's boardroom have been looking for a scapegoat for a while now. That scapegoat turned out to be David Moyes, who was sacked on Tuesday after less than one year on the job. And while the failed season wasn't all his fault, these five reasons show why Moyes had to go.

5. Awful Results In All Competitions

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5. Awful Results In All Competitions

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United currently sit in seventh place in the Barclays Premier League, and they have compiled a dreadful 1-3-8 record against the six teams that sit above them. To make matters worse, they lost at the Quarterfinal Stage of the UEFA Champions League, in Round 3 of the FA Cup and the semifinals of the Capital One Cup. These results are unacceptable for United and have led to a slew of other issues for Moyes.

4. Locker Room Revolt Was Occurring

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4. Locker Room Revolt Was Occurring

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Throughout the current season there was repeated chatter that the veteran players at United were displeased with Moyes, and these calls grew deafening by season's end. This infighting moved onto the field, as United looked to lack in the vigor and general fight that had exemplified their success under Sir Alex Ferguson. Moyes looked petty and vindictive during this fight, and many relationships were permanently broken.

3. Moyes Lacked Vision to Play Exciting Football

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3. Moyes Lacked Vision to Play Exciting Football

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United have never been known to play as beautiful of soccer as Barcelona, but they normally have been a side that wasn't afraid to get out and attack. This changed under Moyes, who looked content to bunker down and defend against all sides, and the club looked willing to accept a 1-0 loss rather than open up play and lose by a bigger score. Moyes may have been well intentioned with his tactics, but he went against all United have stood for.

2. Supporters Were Beginning to Jump Ship

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2. Supporters Were Beginning to Jump Ship

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The supporters at Old Trafford have generally remained supportive of David Moyes and United throughout their troubles, but they just never really believed in what the manager was preaching. Resulting from this was that Old Trafford ceased being a fortress for United, and their 7-3-6 home record in the league exemplifies this. In order to be a top club you need great support, and United were losing it more and more every day.

1. United Need to Get Spending Spree Right This Summer

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1. United Need to Get Spending Spree Right This Summer

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United are set to go on a spending spree this summer, and they ultimately had to decide if they trusted David Moyes to spend this money wisely. After watching him bundle the potential transfers of Leighton Baines, Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas last summer and then fail on the field, it was hard to envision many players willingly coming to United. Sacking Moyes changes that, though, and certainly breathes new life into the club.