Have Manchester United fans lost faith in Sir Alex Ferguson?

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We are only eight games into the new season and we have already had the first managerial casualty in Paulo di Canio.

But there are cries echoing from sections of Old Trafford faithful for David Moyes to follow suit. These are the same fans that have hit out at Chelsea for the way they have chopped and changed managers over the years.

These are the fans who have highlighted stability as the reason why United have been so successful over the last three decades. These fans are hypocrites.

It's only eight games into the new Premier League season and they have forgotten the words of the man they idolise. On his final game in charge at Old Trafford Sir Alex Ferguson made a rousing speech to the Old Trafford crowd where he said:

"I'd also like to remind you that when we had bad times here, the club stood by me, all my staff stood by me, the players stood by me. Your job now is to stand by our new manager. That is important."

After all it is easy to forget that Ferguson himself was subject to the same sort of criticism at the early stages of his United career. Can Moyes really be judged after 11 competitive games? Did United fans really believe that Moyes would come in and it would be business as usual? It was always going to be a transitional season for United.

United fans must consider the fact that Moyes has to get used to the depth of the squad which is something he didn't have at Everton. He worked within a very limited budget at his former club and isn't used to chasing the biggest names in Europe which was highlighted in the transfer window, although I would put more of the blame on United's chief executive for that. The fans must also consider that the players have to get used to a new training regime and a new way of doing things which also takes time.

Those who never believed Moyes was the right successor to Sir Alex Ferguson may feel they have been vindicated given recent performances and results.

However they must take a look at the banner that hangs from the rafters in Old Trafford that reads "The Chosen One".

I would say to those fans who don't believe in David Moyes, believe in Alex Ferguson. After all, he hasn't steered the club wrong on too many occasions over the last three decades.

Are United fans really going to turn their back on his judgement now?

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