5 Ways Manchester United Can Recover From Worst Start In 24 Years

Manchester United have had their worst start in 24 years and the pressure is starting to build on new boss David Moyes. Here are five ways I believe would steady the Old Trafford ship and get them firing again.

1) Jonny Evans

The Irishman had a fantastic season last time out under Sir Alex Ferguson but has so far has been overlooked as a starter in the United defence. So far this season he has played just one game, and made 12 defensive actions. He also completed 93% of his passes and won 70% of his duels.

Ferdinand and Vidic is one of the slowest centre-back partnerships in the league, so to add a more mobile Jonny Evans would make sense.

2) Wilfried Zaha

The young winger is chomping at the bit for a start. Fergie made his name introducing youngsters into the side under the ethos ‘if they’re good enough, they’re old enough’ and being ruthless with his squad selections.

Zaha has the pace, the power and the trick to cause full-backs problems in the topflight, he just needs an opportunity to do so.

3) Shinji Kagawa

The Japan international is one of the most creative outlets in the topflight yet is being left on the bench to rust. Stick him in the team and you’re instantly rewarded with fluidity, determination and a hell of a threat going forward.

He has also only had one league outing, but last term he scored six and created 19 in just 20 appearances, as well as completing 90% of his passes and hitting the target with 75% of his shots – the highest in the United squad minus the defence.

4) Forget about Giggs

The Wales international is finished in terms of his playing days. He looks slow, panicked and out of ideas when he takes to the field and is very wasteful on the ball. He has completed just 72% of his passes and is taking the space of those who are more of a threat – like Nani, Zaha, Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj.

5) Be bold

The Everton boss needs to realise that the Old Trafford side will accept nothing less. He has so far carried his timid way from his Everton days and the fans are growing frustrated. Attacking, meaningful football played at a high tempo is what the fans are looking for, and it’s up to the Scot to deliver it.

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