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Manchester United fans were spoiled by Sir Alex Ferguson

Fergie left Moyes with an impossible task. (©GettyImages)
Fergie left Moyes with an impossible task. (©GettyImages).

Critics everywhere have been all-too-quick to compare David Moyes to the great Sir Alex Ferguson who preceded him.

The common conclusion: He's not nearly as good as his predecessor.

But who is?

Manchester United were spoiled by Sir Alex Ferguson. His success ratio was incredible, and he averaged more than a trophy per season. Rarely did he ever go more than two seasons without winning the English Premier League, and if he did, then he would go win the title in following season, without fail.

Under his guidance, the club never seemed to be in a crisis. There was some blips along the way, but he always found a way to win, even if it was with his infamous 'Fergie time'.

He was something special, a unique personality that made a habit out of winning. And United, or even the sport in general, may never again have anyone like him.

This is something that fans of the Red Devils must adjust to getting used to.

David Moyes is not the same man that Sir Alex Ferguson was. He will not win as frequently, give the club the same ratio of trophies per season, and he will not have the same style that the great man had.

Sir Alex was like a rich father, and the fans were like his spoiled kids. Every year he gave the fans a shiny new toy that they could boast about to their friends. Winning trophies became something United fans were used to, and come May they usually had a couple of nice presents to gloat about.

However, it is not the same with David Moyes. Putting it frankly, he will not win as much as Sir Alex did. Not because he isn't the right man for the job, but because there isn't a man alive who is well-equipped enough to follow in Fergie's footsteps.

Manchester United fans need to swallow their pride and accept this. Supporting Moyes in the times of trouble is a much better decision than throwing tantrums when they don't get the toy they wanted for Christmas.

Moyes is well within touching distance of the Champions League spots, has qualified for the final 16 of Europe's elite competition, and has fostered the growth and development of some brilliant United youngsters.

Overall, although performing slightly under expectation in the Premier League, he has done a good job at Manchester United. He has not won like Sir Alex did, but he is getting done what he needs to get done. He has had a rough beginning, but Manchester United have always been a second half of the season team anyway.

United fans need to swallow their pride and stop complaining. In the end it was Sir Alex Ferguson who spoilt the supporters, and if you want to get back to those winning ways then you need to support your club.

Not complain when you do not get what you want.

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