Moyes needs to make a wager. His managerial efforts so far have disappointed in the extreme. His formations have been ineffective. His selections have often been baffling. His motivational skills as a manager have been lacking so as to be non-existent. At the moment, his approach has not only extinguished hopes of retaining the title, it has sent Manchester United tumbling down the table quicker than you can say “put it in the mixer”. Any sane person would realise that this cannot be the road to continue down. So David Moyes needs to ask himself “What if…?”
What if I continue down this road?
What if I change things?
Surely Moyes can see this too. The downsides of changing his methodology at United are minimal compared to the downsides of not changing. The upsides of staying the course are pitiful in comparison to the upsides of changing direction. David Moyes needs to realise that he is at rock bottom at the moment, and that if he keeps chipping away in the same downward direction, he’ll find himself in a lot of trouble by season’s end. But if he tries to turn his own world upside down, he’ll tumble out of the pit, for better or worse, and emerge from the despairing darkness to bask in the new light.