53 per cent of fans blame Moyes for United crisis in Manchester Evening News Poll; Suarez, God and Mick Hucknall also take flak 8 years ago

53 per cent of fans blame Moyes for United crisis in Manchester Evening News Poll; Suarez, God and Mick Hucknall also take flak

Frankly we thought it might have been worse.

It’s been a tough couple of days in what has been a very tough season for Manchester United fans; their incredibly disappointing 3-0 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday marking a new low and prompting arguably the loudest calls yet for the head of David Moyes, who appears to be losing the faith of the supporters at the Theatre of Dreams.

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Earlier today, Moyes spoke of his confidence in his position and said that he didn’t fear for his job but reports since the weekend have suggested that he could be on his way sooner rather than later, particularly if things don’t go United’s way in two of their biggest games of the season – against Olympiacos and Manchester City – over the next seven days.

The Manchester Evening News ran a poll on their website yesterday looking to find out who United fans thought were to blame for their current predicament and revealed the results today with just over half of the 6,000 + voters pointing the finger squarely at Moyes and a fairly hefty 22 per cent blaming his predecessor Alex Ferguson.

16 per cent of respondents blamed the players, while, surprisingly enough, only seven per cent thought the Glazers were to blame despite the huge opposition their ownership has faced at Old Trafford in recent years.

As is nearly always the case in this type of situation – you can see the votes in full here – there was more than an element of p*ss-taking involved, with some fans blaming Liverpool striker Luis Suarez for United’s plight and other fans placing the blame on the likes of God, Karma, the Illuminati, Leeds, Mick Hucknall and Park Ji-Sung.

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While 52 per cent might seem like a small enough portion to be blaming Moyes in light of recent events, Moyes shouldn’t go getting carried away with the poll results as some sort of moral victory as in a poll on United fan site United Rant (at the time of writing) 87 per cent of almost 1,600 voters were of the opinion that he should be sacked.

It’s going to be a big, big week for Moyes and Manchester United.