Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that David Moyes needs more time and has backed him to succeed at Old Trafford, according the The Guardian.

The Red Devils this season, under Moyes, are seventh in the league – 18 points off first place Chelsea, 12 away from fourth, and are also 2-0 down against Olympiakos in the first leg of the Champions League last-16.

This is a huge contrast to last year, in which Ferguson guided United to the Premier League title.

It has been undoubtedly a difficult start to life in Manchester for Moyes, but Ferguson has faith that the former Everton boss will be successful.

“They [Manchester United] will be all right,” Ferguson said, speaking at a gathering thrown by the British Consul-General Chris O’Connor in Los Angeles before Sunday night’s Oscars.

“It’s early days and there have been a lot of changes.

“He needs time. I was there for 27 years, so with a new manager it takes time. But they’ll be OK.”

Manchester United will face West Brom at the Hawthorns next weekend as they prepare for one final push to finish in the top four.

 

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall

Login

Comment without logging in

You will need to fill this out each time to comment so why not quickly login with Facebook!

*

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why login with Facebook?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall