There is panic at Man United now, warns West Ham United boss
Sam Allardyce says there is a "panic" on at Manchester United following their dramatic dip in form
Sam Allardyce believes that “there is a panic on” at Manchester United following the Red Devils’ recent dip in form.
United have picked up just five points from their opening five games under Louis van Gaal this season after the Dutchman was appointed as David Moyes’ successor in the summer.
Moyes was sacked back in April as United slumped to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League and crashed out of all cup competitions.
But West Ham boss Allardyce feels that United failed to give the Scot the support he needed during his doomed reign at Old Trafford.
“There was a complacency by United in not going out and delivering the signings David felt he needed,” Allardyce, whose side travel to Old Trafford on Saturday, told the Sun.
“Now there’s a panic on. He will obviously look at what he might have done better but he should have got the players he wanted and he tells me he didn’t get any of them.
“It was difficult enough taking over from Alex Ferguson but if, when you take over, you don’t get what you want, it’s so much harder.
“It was a great shame because he’d done everything right at Everton and Sir Alex saw the fact he wanted to build at United like he had done at Everton.
“I’m not so sure anybody would have been successful in that season – history tells you that.”