Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham admits the champions are sorely missing ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson and have become “disjointed” under current manager David Moyes. Sheringham, who lifted the European Cup with the Red Devils in the famous treble-winning 1998-99 campaign, has not been impressed this term after seeing his old club crash out of both domestic competitions and slip out of the title race early on.
He told Sky Sports 1 show Goals on Sunday: “I think there is something missing, maybe it is (former manager) Sir Alex Ferguson. “He knew how to motivate his players, while David Moyes has come in and has had to learn about his players. It takes time to learn about people’s egos and the different ways in which people tick. “It is a two-way thing because the players have got to realise what David Moyes wants, and if he is not getting that message across as quickly as expected it is hard. “Manchester United have become disjointed – they look like they are not quite sure how they should be playing and these things have to be made clear even though they are top players. ”Sheringham feels the only way the pressure on Moyes will ease is if he inspires his players to perform on a consistent basis, as they did under Ferguson.
He added: “Sometimes it has clicked for them and sometimes it hasn’t, that is the name of the game at the top level – you have got to be consistent week in, week out without having the mishaps along the way.
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