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Fergie to blame for Man United’s woes – according to fans

| 19.03.2014

Despite media reports that David Moyes is on the brink of losing his job as Manchester United manager, more of the Red Devils’ fans hold former gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson responsible for the club’s current plight.

Out of the FA Cup, 18 points off the lead in the Premier League, losing touch with the top four and on the cusp of European elimination; anything that could have gone wrong for United this season invariably has.

While this predicament has led to calls for Moyes to be replaced a poll conducted by club fanzine Red Issue, has revealed that just 17 per cent of United fans feel the former Everton boss is to blame.

The largest section of supporters (40.57 per cent) believe Moyes’ predecessor Sir Alex is the culprit for the lacklustre campaign the Old Trafford outfit has endured, with many claiming Moyes was left with a squad that was not fit for competition.

Moyes gets a chance to appease those fans who doubt him tonight as United look to overturn a two-goal deficit against Olympiakos in the Champions League.

As 8/15 favourites on the night, the hosts are expected to put the Greeks to the sword, but the 15/8 on the English side qualifying for the next round highlights the doubt that United will be able to win in a convincing manner.

Lose and United owners the Glazers – who 32.55 per cent of fans blame for the club’s demise – could finally lose patience with their man and draw up a shortlist of replacements.

This task would be left to club chief executive Ed Woodward – and with less than four per cent of United’s fans blaming him for the team’s issues – the new manager is likely to be backed from the off.

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is among the favourites to land the role should Moyes get the chop, with Ajax gaffer Frank de Boer and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti also on the list.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.