Manchester United: Gloomy Fans Sing Up For Moyes’ ‘Fergie’s Boys’
HOW was Manchester United’s match at Old Trafford last night? Well, the Red Devils won their Champions’ League match. Shakhtar Donetsk
United’s supporters continue to give Moyes their full backing, both vocally and with banners such as the one that read: “Believe in yourself Moyes, the rest will follow.” The manager was also backed by a rendition of “Come on David Moyes, play like Fergie’s boys” and “David Moyes’s red and white army”. He can at least count on the fans as he attempts to arrest United’s slump.
GLOOM, misery and concern filled Manchester United’s supporters, players and, not least, their embattled manager last night.
The atmosphere was heavy and brooding, and the occasional exhortations of the team to “play like Fergie’s boys” seemed forced. These promptings came from supporters whose hearts tell them to find loyalty with Moyes while their heads wonder where the new revolution is going to come from…
Then Jones struck, waiting near the penalty spot for the inswinging corner which the Ukrainian defence missed, allowing him to spin into a well-executed volley to break a little of the tension.
At that point there was an involuntary rendition of “Stand up for the champions” – loudly and universally observed and sung in the memory, perhaps, of the recent days when their side looked a rather different proposition to this.
Such are the facts…