Manchester United boss receives backing

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes Premier League champions Manchester United are more than capable of bouncing back from their early season slump.

David Moyes' side have taken just 11 points out of a possible 24 so far this season - but have already faced Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.

United won their season opener against Swansea City - but have won just two league games ever since their 4-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium.

Moyes has been heavily criticised for United's poor start to the season, however Portuguese tactician Andre Villas-Boas has backed the Scotsman to turn things around at Old Trafford.

He also thinks this season's Premier League title race will be one of the most open in the competition's 21-year history.

Villas-Boas, whose side are currently five points ahead of United, said on this season's title race: "It's so open that the 14th team has 10 points. Everyone is so tight together.

"I don't think it has that kind of impact, we will see the big fixtures coming for Arsenal, they have only played us and they will play other big teams.

"So I would suppose the fixture list at the moment is in favour of Man United because they have played all of the big teams so far.

"That will give them a chance to bounce back for sure."

Villas-Boas' side are currently level on points with fourth-placed Manchester City and are just three behind early pacesetters and arch-rivals Arsenal.

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