Former Man United striker Andy Cole has warned incoming chief David Moyes that he must win silverware in his first season at Old Trafford if he is to keep the Red Devils fans happy, reports The
Cole does not believe the Everton boss will be given any grace when he takes over the reins at the club following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, and also thinks that the pressure of maintaining Ferguson’s legendary legacy at the club will be a burden from day one.
Cole also believes that title rivals Chelsea and Man City will see this period as one of transition for United, and will seek to capitalize on the unfamiliar lack of tenure in the Old Trafford hotseat and attempt to wrest the Premier League trophy back away from the club once more.
The former Newcastle striker said: “f you speak to United fans, he has to win a trophy in the first year. Carling Cup, FA Cup, league, whatever. A trophy. It has got to be. It is not a case of: “Well the manager has changed and we will settle for third or fourth.” No. Trophy, definitely.
“There is no waiting around at Manchester United. I can’t see there will be any grace period. I believe he will do a great gob but it will have to be done quickly. He has to hit the ground running, that is the nature of football. Same for Mourinho at Chelsea, Pellegrini at City. Everyone has to get it going quickly.
“It is all very well the last manager telling the fans to be patient. We all know what fans are like! I have done stuff for MUTV in the past two years and there have been times when some have called for the manager’s head. Ferguson’s head! Even after what he was doing at this club. That is fans. They are entitled to their opinion. It is going to be tough.”
Moyes has had no hesitation in moving to bring in his own backroom staff to United, with coaches Eric Steele and Mike Phelan having already departed to make way for Moyes’ new generation.
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