Poor old David Moyes just can’t seem to catch a break at the moment.
Even after his first home victory at Old Trafford yesterday, he has still come in for criticism, some of which has come from a member of his own squad.
Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa hit the headlines this week before hitting Moyes, declaring he was becoming frustrated with life at Old Trafford.
The man who signed from Borussia Dortmund last season has only managed a seven minute cameo this season, despite scoring four more goals than any other Manchester United midfielder in the Premier League last season.
The midfielder used the international break to question his new manager, claiming the press ‘would have to ask David Moyes’ why he is not in the first team picture at present.
Kagawa was not even in the squad for United’s unconvincing win over Crystal Palace yesterday with illness cited as the reason behind his absence, although Moyes claims the player’s international commitments are the reason behind not featuring this season.
Kagawa himself appears to have backtracked somewhat, with reports today suggesting the midfielders quotes whilst away were ‘lost in translation.’
That old chestnut aye? Then how do you explain the black eye Shinji? Moyes’s expression suggests he’s still not getting in the team anyway!