Manchester United star Rafael has admitted that it will take time for the squad to adapt to life under David Moyes, but that they can expect to do well once they do, according to Goal.

The Brazilian full-back, who has been linked with a move back to his home nation at the end of the season, has backed the new United boss in the wake of a poor start to the season.

Rafael has insisted that it was always going to be hard for Moyes in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, but has insisted that the club will do well once they can adjust to his way of playing.

"Obviously it's completely different because we had [Sir] Alex Ferguson for 27 years but I think we all must get used to it," the 23-year-old said.

"David Moyes has his own rules but, of course, he is not going to change everything, especially because what was done before was proven to work well.

"Now he is introducing his touch but he is also keeping the basics."

United improved their recent record after an Adnan Januzaj-inspired comeback gave Moyes' side a 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the weekend.

The win could turn out to be of great significance, as it followed the worst start to a season by the Red Devils in 24 years. Following the victory, United have moved up to 9th in the table, but still remain six points shy of current leader Arsenal, having only amassed 10 points from seven games.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: