However, in spite of the travails on the pitch, Moyes has been busy building rapport with fans off the pitch.
Earlier in the season, Moyes wrote a letter to fans thanking them for their support during a “difficult” season at the helm of the club.
The former Everton boss praised the club’s fans for their magnificent loyalty and support while the club have struggled and it has now been revealed that he has penned a more poignant letter, too.
Having been informed of the passing of a life-long United fan Joe Fearnley, Moyes sent a letter to the man’s wife, a Mrs Fearnley, in which he offers the heartfelt condolences of the club.
Moyes also offers words of advice, writing: “hold tight to memories for comfort and may the love and support of those around you help you through the days ahead."
The letter, sent last week, has now found its way on to social media – and a copy of which can been seen below:
— 100% Manchester UTD (@bueyb_mufc) March 24, 2014
It may not have been the success-laden first year he or the club had been expecting but this is a sign of real class from Moyes to show such empathy in the face of his own professional adversity.
Football can be all-encompassing but credit to Moyes for taking time to comfort a fan in their time of need.
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