Robbie Savage Says Manchester United Have Improved And Got Worse
ROBBIE Savage writes on the BBC “How David Moyes can save Man Utd’s season”. Before going on, we should notes that, as TV’s Tess Daly put it following Savage’s outing on pro-celebrity’s Strictly Come Dancing, “You came here a footballer and you’re leaving a dancer.”
Savage’s response was to tell us what to think of him: “I was not a nice person on the football pitch. Hopefully I changed people’s perception. I’m just an ordinary decent guy.”
Indeed, Savage is man transformed by the American Smooth. He never once told anyone on Match of The Day “I’ve got more money than you — loads more money” not left a floater in Gary Linker’s toilet. Still, Savage is not everyone’s cup of tea as he delivers his column to the BBC (as written by Chris Bevan):
I was at Old Trafford on Saturday and saw some of the problems that United boss David Moyes has got to deal with. United are ninth in the table, 13 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and, as I have been saying since the start of the season, they are not going to win the title.
Savage also said Arsenal “are in danger of breaking that long run of top-four finishes”, Spurs represent a “changing of the guard in north London” and Manchester Untied would finish in the top three along with Man City and Chelsea. And that’s the same Arsenal whose manger Arsene Wenger Savage said should be sacked in 2011.
He also noted that “Fellaini has improved the United team” – the United team that finished as champions least season. They should be terrific, then.
Savage says many things. Today he says:
…United still need to plan their next signings properly, and not panic-buy next month.
I am convinced that is what happened when Moyes bought Marouane Fellaini in September, because I cannot understand why else he signed him.
That’s the same Fellaini, Savage said had improved United.
… all the other top teams have strengthened over the summer and United did not…
But Savage said United did strengthen.
[Moyes] needs to bring some faces in but he also has to decide who he no longer wants and move them on. I am sure he has made a few decisions on that already but the problem he has is that, on current form, he seems to have more players who are not up to United’s standards than the ones who are.
Or as he said in April:
The strength in depth that Ferguson has, and the adaptability of his players, allows him to change his formation and approach depending on the opposition…the margin by which United won the title was frightening, and I think they are a team which is getting better and better.
Robbie Savage is a dancer.