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September 26, 2018

I admit United’s Moyes lesson has merit for Arsenal fans

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester,
Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester,

So this week on my blog I asked whether Sir Alex Ferguson deliberately hired sacked manager David Moyes to ensure his legacy lived on for many more years to come – as if it was possible to ever forget Ferguson’s achievements.

I got a lot of support for my obscure thinking but I also angered some Sir Alex die-hards who said the Scotsman would never wish any failure on the club he managed and loved for so many years. In fact one angry Sir Alex supporter from South Africa said it was “ludicrous” to think that not only Sir Alex, but that any professional would hire a weak deputy or appoint a weak successor to make themselves stand out.

Mmmh… I wonder what planet he lives on! Anyway Moyes’ is gone and now Sir Alex is part of the team to name the “chosen one’s” successor. I wonder what his nickname will be. The “chosen one’s runners up?” At least though Manchester United are taking more care about hiring another manager and I’m sure, much to my chagrin, that he’ll be one heck of a boss.

If only my Arsenal could be as brave as to admit middle level success and aim higher. Piers Morgan on twitter put it well when he wrote: “United fans (rightly) force Moyes out after one season of failure. Some Arsenal fans still supporting Wenger (Arsene) after nine years of failure. Why?” Moving on and to say something positive about Wenger for a change. Arsenal were looking pretty hot last week. Mesut Ozil was clearly well rested while Aaron Ramsey was back to his best. Firing from all cylinders with goals to boot! I kept thinking to myself that had Ramsey not been injured and had Ozil been adequately rested around December, Arsenal would still be challenging for the title. In fact had Theo Walcott been fit that too would have propelled Arsenal into a different hemisphere. So on that account it’s evident that Wenger does have a strong team. But why he didn’t add to that strong team when the injuries began to set in is what makes me question his decision making skills. And why Lukas Podolski didn’t start and play in more games after his fiery return over the Christmas holidays, confuses me. Arsenal is a great club but we need great decision makers to compliment that. As United look to get a world class manager to reclaim their glory, it’s about my dear Arsenal, did the same. Talk to me on @CarolRadull on twitter or www.facebook.com/CarolRadull

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