Indian cricket team and Manchester United are two teams which have probably the highest fan following in cricket and football respectively.
Both are in so called transition phase and in poor form.
The current NZ tour is the 4th straight disastrous tour for Indian team and Manchester United are lying at 7th place of the EPL table and in danger of losing Champions League spot for next season.
Indian cricket team has been poor in their last 4 overseas tours losing 9/10 tests and all ODI series. Manchester United has already lost 5 home games and looking like losing more.
So what has gone wrong for both these two teams?
Transition phase is not the reason for this but it is the stubbornness of two men which is causing this downfall.
Dhoni has been playing players like Ishant, Ashwin, Raina and Rohit Sharma inspite of their continuous poor performances and not giving chance to deserving players who have done well in domestic circuit. He also is relectant to change in tactics.
On the other hand Moyes has shown faith in players like Young, Valencia, Welbeck and Cleverly on the expense of Kagawa, Zaha and Hernandes. He has bought Mata but need to sort out his defensive and CM issues in summer window and start showing faith in deserving players and throw away non performers if he wants United to climb back to the summit again where they have belonged for so long.
Dhoni and Moyes have shown that stubbornness can take you nowhere in sports and a leader and manager should be non-biased and give everyone a fair chance.