Manchester United legend Steve Bruce has given his backing to manager David Moyes, insisting that the Scot is the right man for the club.
50-year-old Moyes, who is just a few months into his reign at Old Trafford, has been the recipient of persistent criticism of late following United's mediocre start to the season and a frustrating summer that saw the former Everton manager fail to land any of his ambitious transfer targets.
Despite fans evidently craving a greater creative presence in the heart of midfield, Moyes was only able to add combative Belgian international Marouane Fellaini in a £27 million deal from his his former club on deadline day.
But despite that aforementioned criticism Bruce, who made over 300 appearances for the Red Devils during a nine-year spell at the club between 1987-96, has moved to support his managerial colleague and has stated his belief that Moyes is the correct man to continue the work done by the iconic figure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The current Hull City boss told talkSPORT: “He’s the right man for that job. “Whoever took over that job, it was a very hard act to follow.
“I’m delighted that Man United have gone down the David Moyes route. He’s come up through Preston and then did remarkably well with Everton."
Bruce, whose Hull side have made a good start to life back in the Premier League after being widely tipped for the drop, also spoke of his desire to see young British managers prosper.
“If we’re not careful there’s not going to be any young British managers, all the jobs seem to be going to foreign managers.
“I have nothing against it but we need to encourage the young British manager. It’s a very difficult industry," he added.
Manchester United, who suffered defeat in their last top-flight fixture against fierce rivals Liverpool at Anfield, return to action following the international break with a home encounter against newly-promoted Crystal Palace on Saturday.