David Moyes has endured what can only be described as a shaky start to his reign as Manchester United boss since taking over from the great Sir Alex Ferguson in July.
There are no bigger boots to fill in all of world football so of course questions were being raised about his suitability for the job as United had a poor start to the season.
However, four months on from his unveiling as manager, it finally looks like Moyes has found whatever United were lacking as Saturday afternoon's 3-1 win over Fulham puts United on a winning streak of four games.
Moyes looks to have become familiar with his squad now and vice versa. It is also important to remember that not only is Moyes new to United, he brought along with him a new goalkeeping coach, first-team coach and assistant manager who all needed time to settle in and form a rapport with the players.
A major factor in United having a successful season will depend on the fitness of the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. They are hugely experienced and have a massive influence on the rest of the squad both on the pitch and in the dressing room.
Another partnership that will be vital to United is of course the strike partnership between Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. Last season they racked up 46 goals between them in all competitions and Moyes will be hoping to keep them playing together as much as possible this season for a similar return.
It’s not only goals that the pairing of Rooney and Van Persie bring to the team, they also got 21 assists in the Premier League last season so if Moyes hopes to keep winning games he really needs to keep the two of them playing together.
Adnan Januzaj has given United the boost they need and looks to be a real class player in the making. At 18, he already looks like he will be a first team regular this season and has the ability and maturity he needs.
Januzaj has amazed many United fans and has produced top performances in all of his appearances so far this season, scoring two goals along the way. His pace, skill and creativity will give United the edge that Nani has failed to give them in recent seasons.
The final important factor to United’s improvement this season has been the fans. They have heeded Ferguson's words to get behind Moyes and continued to sing his name even through disappointing results.
In a time of knee-jerk decisions and impatient fans, it is important Moyes gets the time and support he needs to continue what looks like the road to the recovery of United’s season.
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