There are also now said to be genuine fears the club will not qualify for next season’s Uefa Champions League.
Several senior players in the Manchester United dressing room are said to be losing faith in new manager David Moyes after the Premier League champions lost three games in a row for the first time since 2001, according to reports in the Guardian.
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United’s 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi-final at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night comes quick on the heels of other setbacks against Swansea City in the FA Cup third round on Sunday and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, the latter two both occurring at Old Trafford.
And with the Red Devils having now lost three matches in the space of just a week for the first time since April 1992, and eight games in total in all competitions so far in this campaign under the Scot, there are now serious questions starting to be raised about Moyes’s future in the north west.
However, perhaps most worryingly of all for Moyes is that some of his senior players are now starting to question both his managerial methods and credentials, with the former Everton boss having never won a trophy in his 16-year coaching career.