In a week open letters have been mocked, guess who pops up with one… David Moyes does! While the title probably gave that away, the open letter is not embarrassing on the same scale as others, previously published on 101 Great Goals.
The biggest problem with writing an open letter as a Manchester United fan is that we’re one of the best supported teams in the world. Even by reading the comment section on some of our articles on Stretty News, I’m sure you have noticed how I fail to please everyone. That’s just the way it is, so when I read an open letter “on behalf of the 659 million United fans worldwide,” I usually laugh and refuse to read the rest unless I am pissed off and need some cheering up.
Although Moyes’ open letter is nothing like that, it is more of a plea for fans to renew their season tickets. The manager is aware that the criticism has evolved and he has moved to assuage fans’ fears and anxieties.
The letter is entitled ‘A Word from the Boss’ and we assume (bit obvious, no?) it’s an attempt to keep season ticket holders on side with Moyes reiterating that he will do all in his power to get United back on track. The 50-year-old states that the club’s trials and tribulations this season will ultimately make what he has stronger.
While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters – and my players, staff and I am desperate to compensate for that.
You are accustomed to seeing a successful Manchester United and the backing you have given the players and I throughout the season has been incredible. Away from home the traveling fans have remained the best in the country, while at Old Trafford your unwavering faith has been noticeable and hugely welcomed. Supporting your team when they are winning is easy, but much harder when things are not going as well, and the loyalty you have shown us has been magnificent.
Everywhere we turn people outside the club have a lot to say about Manchester United , but we have all stuck together through some tough times this season and I firmly believe that, in the long run, we will all come out at the other end, stronger for the experiences. Everything we need have been through will make us a better, stronger team and club in the future.
Over the years you have seen great winning sides here and, in time, I have absolutely no doubt that we will see great winning sides here again. A big step towards that will be transforming Old Trafford back into the fortress it has long been renowned as, and we will do everything in our power to get the positive performances and results to do that, so that we can give you Season Ticket holders and all of our supporters something to shout about.