The highlight of my sporting week was seeing Paul Scholes on Sky for the Manchester derby game.
We have talked all year about how refreshing Gary Neville has been as a football pundit since he retired from playing, and it was fascinating to hear Scholes as well.
Sky’s football reporter Geoff Shreeves tweeted that Scholes has done about five interviews over the past 20 years, so he could only imagine it was a one-off getting the former England and Old Trafford midfielder to do the studio session on Tuesday.
It was brilliant viewing, especially as it came across how similar he is to Neville – clear, cold and concise in their analysis of right and wrong.
Something like that just gives you an insight into how great that Manchester United dressing room was in their day, because there are no grey areas with them.
Events on the pitch are right or wrong, good or bad, brilliant or rubbish.
Nothing is okay or not bad, everything with Neville and Scholes is black and white and, when it came to Arsenal, Scholes was very blunt indeed!
It made me think was about the United dressing room and adding the likes of Roy Keane, Peter Schmeichel, Steve Bruce, Ryan Giggs and Bryan Robson on top of the likes of Scholes, Neville and the rest over the years.
Players pretty much run things when it comes to the dressing room and, when they are so self-critical and honest and like Neville and Scholes, you can’t not be successful.
You think of all the top people who have been at that club and you realise what a talented and passionate group they have had to select from.
It’s a shame United’s recent Premier League performances have not reflected those same qualities.
When United were drawn to play Bayern Munich in the Champions League, we were 3/1 United and 8/11 or 4/5 Bayern Munich for the win.
We are now 1/2 Bayern Munich and 5/1 against United, and anyone who saw their performances against Liverpool and Manchester City will know why.
David Moyes has a massive job on his hands. There is rebuilding work to do and the question now is: Will they be patient enough to let Moyes make those decisions?
We now have a betting market at Skybet which asks: Will Moyes still be United manager by June 1?
At the moment we are positive at 1/3 that he will be, but it’s 9/4 that he won’t.
As the pressure builds, United fans can’t ignore the fact he spent £64m on two players – Mata and Fellaini – and neither of them are at the heart of his team as the leader.
At the moment, it looks like money wasted and, with Vidic on his way, Ferdinand at the end of his time, Rafael something of a liability and Evra losing some of the pace he had, you have a back four which needs totally rebuilding.
So you have to wonder whether Moyes will be given £100m or more to do that job, or whether the club will move on.
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