Former Liverpool defender and current Sky pundit Jamie Carragher believes David Moyes should be given time to succeed at Old Trafford and has urged the club not to make knee jerk reactions.

The pressure has mounted on Moyes even more this week after a poor performance and result in the Champions League at Olympiacos on Tuesday night.

Carragher believes that if Moyes had endured a similar season with a different European club he would have more than likely been sacked.

However, the former England defender wants United to stick by their man in the way Arsenal have with Arsene Wenger.

“Had David Moyes been manager of any other major club in Europe, there is every chance he would be out of his job now,” Carragher wrote in the Daily Mail.

“The powerhouses, from Chelsea to Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, do not suffer the kind of season Manchester United have endured without taking ruthless action, and defeat like the one against Olympiacos would have been the end for Moyes anywhere else.

“Chelsea, remember, sacked Andre Villas-Boas after a dreadful 3-1 defeat against Napoli at the same stage of the Champions League two years ago.

“United, however, are different. Like Liverpool and Arsenal, they do things in what I believe to be the right way. History shows they do not panic or make kneejerk reactions.”

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