Moyes understands his future’s in question at “dire” Sunderland

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David Moyes understands why people are asking about his future at Sunderland.

The veteran Premier League manager saw his side clobbered yet again on Saturday, bruised and battered in a 4-1 defeat at Burnley.

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After all, this is a side that has shown itself capable of hanging with Chelsea, yet was also shutout by the leaky back line of Swansea City.

The manager wasn’t taking most of the blame on Saturday, instead asking what is going on with his charges.

“My players were well-briefed on the opposition and you just have to hope they take that into the game. We made the same mistakes time and time again; missed headers, missed bouncing balls, the same stuff.

“The players have to take responsibility as well as me, and that was dire, as bad as anything I have been involved in here. I can’t walk into the dressing room and say ‘Yeah, that was great lads.’ It wasn’t.”

It’s not getting any easier: a trip to Liverpool is next for the 18th place Black Cats.

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