Moyes admits Man U `not doing anything well enough` as `unwanted history` looms
London – David Moyes has admitted Manchester United have problems in every part of the pitch and have lost their famed fighting spirit, according to reports.
According to the Mirror, United take on Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday, with first-year manager Moyes conceding his misfiring side have issues to address in defence, midfield and attack.
Back-to-back home defeats – to Everton last midweek and Newcastle on Saturday – have piled the pressure on Moyes, less than six months after he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson, the report said.
Moyes, 50, was not even born in 1962 when the Red Devils last lost three home games in a row – a fate the Scot must avoid against Shakhtar to ease the growing pressure on him, the report added.
However, after his team’s abject display against the Geordies, Moyes admitted he has problems throughout his team, with his squad bereft of their famed confidence and swagger, the report further said.
Asked if United’s players needed to show more conviction, after appearing to lose heart, particularly against Newcastle, Moyes said that in recent games they haven’t quite finished the games the way they would have liked to.
Moyes has offered conflicting analysis of what has gone wrong at United this season, insisting the club is in a period of transition post-Fergie while also claiming he has changed very little since arriving on July 1, the report mentioned.