David Moyes, whose first season as Manchester United coach has been a huge disappointment, has written to Manchester United fans, thanking them for their support after a season more difficult than he imagined. The defending English Premier League champ is seventh in the Premier League, out of both domestic cups, and needs to overcome a two-goal deficit to avoid UEFA Champions League elimination.
"While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters - and my players, staff and I are desperate to compensate for that," Moyes wrote in the club's 12th Man magazine read: "You are accustomed to seeing a successful Manchester United and the backing you have given the players and me throughout the season has been incredible.
"Everywhere we turn people outside the club have a lot to say about Manchester United, but we have all stuck together through some tough times this season and I firmly believe that, in the long run, we will all come out at the other end, stronger for the experiences." ...
He finishes off with: "Over the years you have seen great winning sides here and, in time, I have absolutely no doubt that we will see great winning sides here again. A big step towards that will be transforming Old Trafford back into the fortress it has long been renowned as, and we will do everything in our power to get the positive performances and results to do that, so that we can give you season ticket holders and all of our supporters something to shout about."