Jamie Carragher on Moyes, Rooney and the pressure on Man United
Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher discusses the pressure on David Moyes and Wayne Rooney.
Last Updated: 26/06/13 11:05am
The former Liverpool and England defender joins our team of experts alongside the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness for a season where you can watch 116 live Barclays Premier League matches, more than ever before, in HD and on mobile and tablet devices only with Sky Sports.
As we count down to the new campaign, Jamie shared some of his thoughts on how some of the big clubs are shaping up.
Read on for his thoughts on the challenges facing new Manchester United boss David Moyes and why he believes Wayne Rooney should stay on at Old Trafford.
It will be strange for everyone to see Manchester United without Sir Alex Ferguson because he's been a dominant figure in football for so long. He's part of the fabric of the game, not just Manchester United, so I think it will be strange for everyone.
That's why all eyes will be on David Moyes to see how he deals with that change. It's something we haven't seen at that club for 26 years and other teams will be looking to capitalise on that.
All eyes will be on them away at Swansea on the first weekend and Man United drew there last season so it's a difficult place to go. Then you look at the next two fixtures against Chelsea and Liverpool.
The big one for them is the first home game. You want to get off to a really good start in front of your home supporters, but you've got Chelsea and Mourinho coming to town so you can imagine the build-up to that game.
Moyes knows himself that if he doesn't win his home game and the trip to Anfield doesn't go to well then there'll be a lot of talk about Man United in the early part of the season.
A lot of people are looking for a change in their results because it gives everyone else more chance to be successful, so it's certainly all eyes on David Moyes and Man United. But that's why he's gone there. He didn't have that profile at Everton and he's got to get used to it.
The champions are always the team to beat and they walked away with it last season, but I certainly don't expect that this season. Chelsea will be right in the mix, as will Man City, and there's talk about Arsenal having a bit more finance after paying the money back for the stadium. You would expect them to make a challenge.
I don't think Wayne Rooney needs to move on at all. He's playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world in one of the best leagues in the world and I think the Premier League suits the way he plays the game.
It's not a manager that he doesn't know now coming in, it's a manager he's worked with before and they both know each other well. I know they had problems in the past but I'm sure that's been sorted out now.
I don't think David Moyes would come to Manchester United and move Rooney on straight away. I'm sure he will want him in his team, but they have four or five top strikers and that's the problem for Wayne at times.
He's one of England's best players and you want to keep him in the Premier League and hopefully he will stay. He's one of the top players in the Premier League.
CARRA ALSO ON...
"They'll bring a few players in, as Arsene Wenger always does, but they've got to start getting that winning mentality back as they've had in the past and get over the line in big games."
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