What Moyes needs to do

What Moyes needs to do

Back-to-back home defeats for the first time in over a decade have piled the pressure on Manchester United's beleaguered manager David Moyes. Can the Chosen One turn it around? Of course he can…

1 Find the secret to everlasting youth

Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are two of the finest defenders to have ever graced the Premier League.

However, their powers are very much on the wane. Ferdinand's long-standing spinal issues have led to the unkind nickname of "Glass Back". Vidic, meanwhile, missed also a year of action between in 2012, and has been unable to raise his game to since.

Moyes needs to find the serum that will enable the aging duo to roll back the years.

2 Ban Fergie from Old Trafford

It sounds harsh to ban a pensioner from the scene of his greatest triumphs, but the legendary man is becoming a ghostly presence for Moyes. Whenever United concede a goal, the TV cameras pan to the directors' box to gauge the reaction of the most decorated manager in English football.

He should politely ask Fergie to watch the games from the comfort of his rocking chair rather than cast an enormous shadow over his efforts in this "transitional" period.

3 Forge allies in Fleet Street

How often do Fleet Street's finest hacks slate Harry Redknapp?

Hardly ever, even when his side is in a right, royal mess, as QPR were last season. Affable Harry is always good for a giggle, great for a quote and he's never offside in the eyes of the top football writers.

Moyes needs to get the big hitters dancing to his tune, even if it means briefing them off the record that the mess at Old Trafford is all Fergie's fault for leaving him with an aging, unbalanced squad that have been lacking a midfield general since Owen Hargreaves' knees packed up.

4 Inspire Luis Nani to become the new Ronaldo

After all, that was the moniker he arrived with six long years ago.

The Portuguese winger is beyond frustrating. By 2010, it looked as though he'd broken through and established himself as a genuine United superstar following a virtuoso display in a 3-1 win over Arsenal.

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