Senior players in the Manchester United dressing room have raised conerns over David Moyes' credentials, according to a report in the Guardian today.
Jamie Jackson reports that "well placed sources" in the United dressing room are worried about the side's ability to reach the Champions League, and there is frustration and disquiet about Moyes' decision to break up the old coaching staff.
"This move is being privately questioned by some within the squad who were happy working with a group that had helped Ferguson oversee part of the most successful period in United's history. According to well-placed sources, there is a bemusement among a number of players, with a strong sense forming that as United won the title by 11 points last term there was little need for Moyes to undergo a complete revamp of a set-up that had a proven winning structure."
Moyes' determination to bring in Leighton Baines has also alienated some within the dressing room. The fear that Baines would dislodge Patrice Evra has annoyed some due to the Frenchman's popularity within the dressing room.
"Moyes's pursuit of Leighton Baines to replace Patrice Evra has not gone down well either, given the left-back's popularity in the dressing room. As with Vidic, the Frenchman may consider his options as he is out of contract in the summer."