Alex Ferguson restates his belief in David Moyes

Former United manager insists his fellow Scot just needs time at Old Trafford

 Manchester United manager David Moyes ‘needs time’, according to his precessor Alex Ferguson. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United manager David Moyes ‘needs time’, according to his precessor Alex Ferguson. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

 

Alex Ferguson says David Moyes just needs time at Manchester United and has backed his successor to succeed in the job.

Under Moyes, the defending champions are 18 points off top spot in the Premier League, 12 points off fourth and 2-0 down to Olympiakos following the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

It has been a difficult start for the former Everton manager, but Ferguson believes Moyes will eventually be a success.

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

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