Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned manager David Moyes that he will not be able to escape the club's expectations of winning trophies.

Moyes has not enjoyed the best of starts as United manager, as his team currently sit in eighth in the Premier League table, eight points behind league leaders Arsenal.

Ferguson too enjoyed a tricky start to his 26-year reign as United manager, and the difference between Ferguson and Moyes is that the former was not following in the shadows of a previous club icon. 

"The thing about coming to a club like United is that you can never escape expectation, and I learned that quickly", said Ferguson at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester. "Winning a trophy at any time is important to the club".

There is undoubtedly massive expectation at Manchester United. Moyes' priority will be to win any trophy in his first season, something which the previous manager did not manage.

Winning one trophy in his first season as boss will be a massive success and will only benefit Moyes in his bid to come to terms with the amount of pressure and expectation there is surrounding a club like Manchester United. 

Tuesday saw United progress to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup with a convincing 4-0 win of Norwich City, something which the club has managed in eight of the last eleven seasons.

Winning this competition is a massive possibility for United, and is a competition that manager Moyes should take seriously.

Winning the competition will gave Moyes a massive foothold in future seasons and will get Moyes accustomed with winning trophies, making him more hungry for future seasons. 

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