The increasing pressure on Manchester United boss David Moyes is a tough one.
On the one hand, it is only six games in, the league is ultra-competitive, and Sir Alex Ferguson was given several years to ‘fix’ United before turning them into the team of two generations.
On the other hand, United won the league at a canter last season and suddenly they suck. Badly. Is this overreaction, or justifiable anger at what was arguably the wrong appointment? You decide…
If Moyes even thinks about using the 'difficult start to this season' excuse in his post match interview, I will start taking hostages.
— Kevin Ashford™ (@KevinAshford7) September 28, 2013
Moyes could be on fire in front of me & I would slowly sip every drop of water in the bottle I'm holding with absolutely NO guilt! BYE! — skinnie (@Zulu_Ntombi) September 28, 2013
— Rob (@xRobb_) September 28, 2013
Note the irony of this coming from a Portsmouth supporter:
Currently David Moyes is THE BIGGEST JOKE, so I think he deserves the award ! pic.twitter.com/e11GCD4fNi
— عبدالرحمن العلي (@PortsmouthyQ8) September 29, 2013
The ultimate insult? Liverpool fans are among those campaigning for Moyes to keep his job…
Leave Moe out of this…
David Moyes after that match.. pic.twitter.com/O3bj0gqdmK
— Chris Lowe (@LoweChris_) September 28, 2013
And the obligatory Tweet from television twit Piers Morgan...
Whoa...just caught up with United's result. Oh dear, oh dear. Rome has truly fallen!
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 28, 2013
There was slightly less ire directed towards Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, possibly because their 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa was freakish in many ways, and also because the 4-1 derby thrashing of United is still fresh in the mind. But still, a few did have a pop.
The ire is not just restricted to the underperforming big guns, with Fulham’s Martin Jol feeling the heat after a poor start to the season. A 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff saw thousands leave Craven Cottage early, but talk of lifelong supporter disgust sits uneasily given they were on the brink of falling out of the Football League in the 1990s…
— Greg Haines (@PetulantCanuck) September 29, 2013
We have no idea what this even means. Yet somehow it's still amusing…
Daniel Sturridge is predictably slammed for his handball goal, even though it was unintentional…
Who does Sturridge think he is? Bloody Maradona? #cheatingBindippers
— Gary Sharpe MUFC (@GaryjSharpe) September 29, 2013
Calm down, ccccccaaaaaaaaaaaalm down!