How to revive Red Devils

How to revive Red Devils
Revival for Manchester United
Manchester United's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa takes part in a training session at their Carrington training complex in Manchester, north-west England, on April 8, 2014, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League second leg quarter-final football match against Bayern Munich in Germany.

SINGAPORE - David Moyes' sacking on Tuesday came as no surprise to anyone who had witnessed his Manchester United side's miserable fall from grace this season.

Even the most myopic of Moyes supporters must now realise that his appointment as successor to Sir Alex Ferguson was a terrible mistake.

However, simply removing the manager isn't likely to cure all of United's ills; plenty more big decisions need to be made.


Juergen Klopp may have ruled himself out for the United job but, if you ask me, he is the ideal candidate to replace Moyes, having worked wonders at Borussia Dortmund on a limited budget.

He is young, vibrant and keen for a new challenge. Klopp (right) has also won major trophies, something that Moyes has failed to deliver in his 16-year managerial career.


If Klopp does arrive at Old Trafford, then his former Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa will be elated.

If anyone can get the best out of the two-time Bundesliga Player of the Year, it has to be the man who made the Japanese star such an integral part of his team.

Klopp recently told the Guardian newspaper: "Kagawa (right) is one of the best players in the world and he now plays 20 minutes at United - on the left wing! My heart breaks.

"Really, I have tears in my eyes. Central midfield is Shinji's best role. We cried for 20 minutes in each other's arms, when he left."

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