David Moyes: Why Man United shouldn’t panic despite poor results

David Moyes calls for calm despite Manchester United's poor results

David Moyes has played down the current crisis at Manchester United.

The Red Devils lost 2-1 to Sam Allardyce’s struggling Sunderland side in the Premier League last weekend in a blow to their hopes of catching fourth-placed Manchester City.

United were also left embarrassed in the Europa League on Thursday night after a 2-1 defeat by Danish side FC Midtjylland in the first leg of their last-32 tie.

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand claimed that the 20-time English champions have regressed under Van Gaal following their latest defeats.

However, Van Gaal’s predecessor Moyes believes United will be in better shape if they beat Shrewsbury Town and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals before beating the Danish champions in the second leg at Old Trafford.

“They’ve got a second leg to come,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

“Everyone is talking about mid-week performance but they’ve got a second leg and they can win the second leg and go through.

“They’ve got Shrewsbury on Monday night. So there still in the cup competitions. I would expect them to win the Europa League game and we would all expect them to beat Shrewsbury.”

United are in fifth place in the Premier League table and six points behind Manchester City in the race to secure the final qualifying spot for next season’s Champions League.

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