David Moyes needs a whole season as Manchester United manager to even begin to build for success.
When Alex Ferguson retired, a new era in Premier League football began, headed by Moyes. The former Everton boss has looked slightly daunted in his new role but this is to be expected. He is following in the footsteps of one of the greatest managers of all time and taking a step-up in the world of expectation, pressure and popularity.
United's start to the season has been typical of the mood around Old Trafford. The giant club, with it's rich history and heritage, is in a transitional period that many never even imagined happening.
The Swansea match was a routine win with everything looking peachy within the United camp, but the dismal 0-0 against Chelsea was stifled by Jose Mourinho's tactics.
The added inconvenience of the uncertainty surrounding the talented Wayne Rooney seems to have ended, for now, but the defeat at Liverpool, in which Rooney played no part, was typical of the frailties currently suppressing the United team.
It seems the slate has been wiped clean at Old Trafford. The relationship between player and manager will be completely different to how it was under Ferguson.The senior players will have a more prominent role in order to help Moyes gain experience of how to manage a squad with such world-renowned talent.
A new manager is always going to need time to gel with his new surroundings, and Moyes isn't any different.
It would be unsurprising if United failed to pick up a trophy this season, but that won't last long. Moyes has been selected for a reason. He has a burning desire to be a success and supports his players admirably.
United fans must be patient. You will know a lot more after September 22 when Moyes and company travel to the Etihad Stadium. The biggest Manchester derby ever will offer some clue as to not only where this season's Premier League title is heading, but how long it will take the new Scottish boss to assert himself among the Premier League's main contenders.
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