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Is squad reshuffle a must before David Moyes takes charge?

Sir Alex Ferguson called it a day from his career as the manager of Manchester United after gifting the Red Devils with 13 League titles, 10 Community Shields, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 2 Champions League titles and 1 Club World Cup. These accomplishments rightfully make him the best manager United Kingdom has ever seen and arguably, one of the best managers the world had ever come across.

During his stupendous 26 seasons with United, the Scottish genius has produced multitude of talents and the long list include Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, David Beckham and various other noteworthy footballers for two generations.

This season Manchester United, with one of their poorest squads in a really long time claimed their twentieth Premier League title although uncertainty existed in all of the departments. David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard were chosen to feature between the sticks simultaneously as the manger failed to notice no fruitful attributes in either of them to bench the other permanently.

Nemanja Vidic, who is evidently the best defender in the whole of England, continued to be susceptible to injuries and the quality of Rio Ferdinand is fading away day-by-day thanks to his senescence. Patrice Evra does not seem to emulate the same Left-back that the world once used to witness. Rafael is slowly becoming one of the best right-backs thanks to his wakefulness and delicate crosses from the flanks. Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are at a snail’s pace becoming the pre-motor area of the brain called Manchester United and it is a spectacular sign for the forthcoming years. In the midfield department, Manchester United are not as healthy as they used to be. Michael Carrick is undeniably the best midfielder in England and on his exclusion, the Red Devils’ midfield look very average.

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Is a squad reshuffle a must for United?

The twenty time Champions have got multitude of players, who could play as wingers and that list of wingers and midfielders include the likes of Anderson, Valencia, Nani and Shinji Kagawa. However, all the above mentioned are ultimately in and out players and their consistency was a ‘question mark’ throughout the season. Anderson, who has been presented with enough number of chances by Alex Ferguson, has squandered it quite regularly. Valencia, who was the heart of the team in the season, when the ‘blue moon rose to power’ faced a dip while Nani had a nightmare of a season having faced disciplinary proceedings and transfer speculations. The midfield department of Manchester United is too uncertain that they still had to rely on the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, who should be skysportsing now alongside the former Manchester United star in Gary Neville.

The forward line of Manchester United is one of the most formidable ones in the country having got terrifying options in Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie. Robin van Persie has scored 25 goals while the rest of them combined to score only a meager of 21 goals in the Premier League. This clearly signifies how Manchester United have become a one-man-team lately. Without a second thought, any football fanatic could adjudge that Manchester United could have not claimed their twentieth League title without an ingredient called Robin van Persie.

In the upcoming seasons, Wilfried Zaha, Alexander Buttner, David De Gea, Phil Jones, Javier Hernandez and Tom Cleverley are sure to maintain the consistency of Manchester United. With Alex Ferguson retiring, the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra subjected to senescence and Nani and Wayne Rooney potentially off to other teams, the forthcoming years would surely be tricky for Manchester United.

Though Alex has let the job on a very high note winning Manchester United’s twentieth and his thirteenth title with a few matches to spare, the genius should have left the club on a better note given his managerial genius.

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