David Moyes must be wondering whether it is all worth it.

Moyes’ stock was high after enjoying an 11-year spell with Everton but failed stints at Manchester United and Spanish club Real Sociedad have turned the Scot into something of a joke figure.

The 53-year-old was handed a lifeline by Sunderland but the early signs are that he will struggle to convince many he can still manage at the top level.

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After narrowly losing his first game at Manchester City last week, Moyes saw his side go into half-time at the Stadium of Light 2-0 down to Premier League new boys Middlesbrough.

And Twitter was quick to get stuck into Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘Chosen One’.

David Moyes operating the 4-0-2 formation today.

— Coral (@Coral) August 21, 2016

David Moyes's player knowledge is truly awful. Literally only knows the English market & even that's limited always buying ex players.

— Alex Simmonds (@alex_simmo) August 21, 2016

David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson. David. Moyes.

— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) August 21, 2016

An acrimonious exit from United. An uninspiring spell at Real Sociedad. Now being booed by Sunderland. When will David Moyes find bottom?

— The Relegation Zone (@RelegationShow) August 21, 2016

Moyes has destroyed our team in four weeks #moyesout

— rustycatflap (@rustycatflap1) August 21, 2016

Definitely beginning to think David Moyes' ideas are slightly outdated- they've been so negative and reactive today so far.

— Joe (@HulbertJoe) August 21, 2016

How bad are #safc? David Moyes making it up as he goes along with Rodwell at centre back and McNair in midfield @talkSPORTLive

— Alex Crook (@alex_crook) August 21, 2016

Not surprisingly, this definitely looks like a David Moyes team already. Defensive lapses, confused attack, and no fight after going down.

— OS (@OSingh91) August 21, 2016

I can't believe Moyes gave us actual money for Donald Love. Sunderland would be better off with Donald Trump at Right Back.

— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) August 21, 2016

"Sunderland look totally lost and ragged right now"
The hallmark of a David Moyes managed team

— Jalen Randolph (@JalenN0Rose) August 21, 2016

David Moyes has turned Sunderland into Man U reserve team

— Tom Donnison (@TomDonnison) August 21, 2016

You don’t need to understand Spanish to know this is not kind.

Esto pasa cuando te pones a ver un equipo de David Moyes. pic.twitter.com/vcIJn5xW5P

— Mr. Premier‏️‏️ (@PremierLatina) August 21, 2016

Patrick van Aanholt gave Moyes hope of escaping with a point but Cristhian Stuani’s double ensured it was a miserable first home outing for the new Black Cats boss.

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