VIDEO: Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle talk Moyes controversy

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David Moyes‘ inexcusable off-mic comments have enraged many in the soccer world.

The Sunderland manager apologized to a reporter and his club after threatening to slap reporter Vicki Sparks following a post-match interview in mid-March.

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NBC’s Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Earle talked about the disheartening incident before Sunderland fell 2-0 to Leicester City on Tuesday.

They minced few words.

VIDEO: 2 Robbies — Should Man United fire LVG after “a bad month?”


It’s not a great time to be Louis Van Gaal right now. Not only has it been 35 days since Manchester United won a game (all competitions) under the Dutchman, but now his employment is the Premier League’s no. 1 topic for discussion.

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Following his side’s latest defeat, 2-0 away to Stoke City on Boxing Day, Van Gaal hinted at the possibility he could resign from the Old Trafford hot seat on his own accord. Rumors that his sacking is imminent have been swirling around the 64-year-old non-stop for two weeks.

At this point, it seems a foregone conclusion Van Gaal won’t be employed by the club much longer. That’s the easy way of thinking, though. NBC Sports’ Robbie Mustoe isn’t having any of that, as evidenced earlier in the day on Saturday (above video).

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Prompted to opine on Van Gaal’s future, Mustoe had but one simple question that begs asking: “Are we at a point now where a manager has a bad month, at a club like Man United, and he’s automatically going to get fired?” It’s a question that every club — Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Man United, among others, alike — should ask themselves before pulling the plug and hitting restart every couple seasons.

United have played everything but entertaining football during Van Gaal’s season and a half in charge, and the Red Devils currently sit sixth in the league table, but what happens when the next man up — Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, or whoever they’re able to entice — has a bad month less than two years into his tenure? Does he immediately get the boot then, too?

Just a little food for thought this Boxing Day weekend, courtesy of Mr. Mustoe.

WATCH: PL Download — Sir Alex Ferguson interview

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Check out the latest episode of Premier League Download, an exclusive interview with iconic Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, above.

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Rebecca Lowe sits down with Sir Alex Ferguson, Man united’s legendary former manager to discuss his new book, the difference between being a good leader and a good manager, and his 26-plus years with Manchester United.

Men in Blazers podcast: A post-BlazerCon special

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Rog delivers a BlazerCon recap, plus the entire opening keynote event: NBC’s Rebecca Lowe in conversation with Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore.

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VIDEO: What’s next for Chelsea?

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With three matches to play, Chelsea is already looking ahead to next season.

Now that the Blues have captured the 2014-15 Premier League title, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino break down what Chelsea must do to repeat their success in 2016.

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Despite being named to the PFA’s Premier League Team of the Year, Robbie Earle believes Chelsea needs another center-back to take over for John Terry, who is now 34 years old. He also thinks Jose Mourinho will look into buying one more striker, as Diego Costa has suffered some injury problems throughout the season.

Mourinho has been criticized for playing “boring” football, and Kyle Martino expects to see more of that next season. It may not always be pretty, but Mourinho’s defensive style won Chelsea the league. The Special One does things how he wants to do them, and as long as the Blues keep winning, he won’t be bothered by the critics.