MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Although most Manchester United fans are backing David Moyes to turn things around at Old Trafford, there are still those who were left frustrated and booed the manager after the FA Cup defeat to Swansea City on Sunday.
Several supporters were very upset at the manager for not taking more risk in the third round cup game at Old Trafford, while constantly leaving Wilfred Zaha on the bench hasn’t sit too well with several faithfuls either.
Persistently playing Adnan Januzaj on the right when he has had most of his success on the left side is also still puzzling, while several pundits are still trying to figure out why Zaha hasn’t been given a chance, especially after impressing in preseason.
Prior to Wilfried Bony’s extra-time winner, Moyes called for Michael Carrick to enter the field, but after the goal was scored he decided against making any change at all.
Several fans close to the dug-out repeatedly called for Moyes to take a chance at introducing Zaha, who would be another attacking option off the, but their pleas only fell on def ears.
The Manchester United manager was very disappointed to see the 11-time champions knocked out of the FA Cup, but he felt the Red Devils, who were reduced to 10 men after Fabio was sent off almost immediately after coming off the bench, were a bit unlucky in the home defeat.
“We were a bit unlucky to lose. We had some opportunities, not enough, and we were down to 10 men,” said Moyes.
“We played quite well at times, got near the edge of the box quite regular, but didn’t make an opportunity to score the goal. I though for long periods we had good control of the game.”
On Tuesday Manchester United will take on Sunderland in the Capital One Cup first leg semi-finals and Moyes is hoping for a response from his players.
“When you lose games at any club, it’s difficult,” he said. “We’ve got a big game on Tuesday [in the League Cup semi-final against Sunderland] and we’ll get the team ready for that.”
The fans will now patiently wait to see if Moyes will continue to hold out Zaha of give the highly-rated winger a chance to during his developing stages.