You do football manager David Moyes a disservice in claiming that the chances of any honours from Manchester universities are slim ( “The week in higher education” , News, 14 December). Scousers of every hue (and the blue side of Manchester) have lobbied the senate here long and hard for a gong to reflect the direction of Manchester United’s fortunes since Mr Moyes was in charge. He was highly regarded at the Faculty of Science, and the jury awaits Sam Allardyce.
Reader, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
University of Manchester