Ferguson backs Man Utd manager Moyes to turn things around
David Moyes has received more than a few backings from above since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer. In fact, he has received several backings from the man who appointed him in the first place – Ferguson. The 72-year-old has once again come out in support of the former Everton manager at a time when pundits and critics are questioning the longevity of Ferguson’s replacement.
Moyes has been made as the favourite to lose his job – ahead of Premier League strugglers like West Brom manager Pepe Mel – after the disappointing 2-0 loss against Olympiakos.
The defeat has put Manchester United on the brink of exit from the Champions League this season. Further, they are also looking as rank outsiders to finish in the top four – even with a game in hand. According to Sky Sports, Ferguson was speaking at a recent event in Los Angeles. He gave his backing to Moyes even after the recent results. He said:
"They (United) will be all right.
“It's early days and there have been a lot of changes. He (Moyes) needs time. I was there for 27 years, so with a new manager, it takes time. But they'll be okay."
United have been arguing all along the way that the club need not depend on the £30 million from the Champions League, but with the massive interest payments already hurting the club, it may not be the case.
After Manchester City’s win in the League Cup, there is a good chance of United at least making into the Europa League. This is a bare minimum for a club of United’s stature.
The steep fall into mediocrity is certainly a worrying aspect for United and they are unlikely to honour the six-year contract signed by Moyes if it is set to continue.
Chelsea have often been criticised for changing managers too soon, but their chairman Bruce Buck said recently that stability has to be with the right person. United may eventually start to think the same way.