Moyes must stick to his best 11

Moyes must stick to his best 11

Have Manchester United lost their fear factor?

Manager David Moyes insists that Sir Alex Ferguson's exit has not resulted in United's poor run of form.

"The fear comes from the team on the pitch," said Moyes, after the 1-1 draw with Southampton last Saturday.

"Obviously Sir Alex Ferguson has a great history and his experience will always work in charge of any team.

"But the players have always been the people who have to turn out and do it."

However, results don't lie.

The draw against Southampton meant the Red Devils have won just one of their four league games at the Theatre of Dreams this season.

I don't think the defending champions have lost the fear factor permanently, but they would need a decent run of results to get the aura of invincibility back.

To do that, Moyes needs to stick with a more settled first 11 - the United manager has not named the same starting line-up for consecutive games in all competitions this season.

He has also used 25 players this term.

Rotation is part and parcel of the modern game, but when you need the results, you need familiarity and quality on the field.

To get the results, Moyes must go back to basics and choose his strongest players. So, what's his best line-up?

Assuming all the players are fit, I would go with David de Gea, Rafael da Silva, Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones and Patrice Evra in defence; we all know about the overlapping abilities of Rafael and Evra.

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