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Moyes needs time if he is to thrive at Manchester United

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We all knew that a day would come sooner or later when the great manager Sir Alex Ferguson would not manage any longer, and this day came sooner than expected for some.

Fergie came out with his sudden announcement that he was to retire at the end of last season, but who would be the replacement of the mighty Scotsman? Would it be the experienced coach of Jose Mourinho or the next hot prospect of Everton's David Moyes?

Well the Old Trafford faithful went with Moyes as suggested by Ferguson, with the chairman role also being filled by the shoes of Ed Woodward. But after a very shaky run of results should we be questioning this judgement?

In my opinion, no, absolutely not. I believe that in football these days it is the manager who gets the blame for things which somewhat aren't his doing. You can say I'm pro-Moyes, and indeed anything else, but realistically it's true.

Yes Moyes is to blame that United could only recruit Fellaini in the summer, but the Reds still have pretty much exactly the same squad as the one Ferguson won the league by a country mile with last season.

Surely the poor results aren't his fault? He can set up the squad, give them their tactics, but he cannot play the game for them. Every member in United's squad is a more than able player whose performance should always be consistent.

So far though, consistency has been far from its maximum propulsion, with the Reds already losing six games and out of the FA Cup at such an early stage.

Many say that Moyes is out of his depth at United, he doesn't know the market for bigger players, nor does he have the technique to be challenging for the top. But hey, we aren't here just to jeer David, he gets enough of that already!   

It is debatable yes, that Manchester United may have been better hiring the more experienced Jose Mourinho who has the knowledge and intellect on footballing methods and how to win a game.

But as it goes, there is no point in looking at what Manchester United could have had, we need to look at what they have got. In Moyes they have a very capable, committed manager.

Moyes may be struggling at the moment, and yes he does need to strengthen as soon as possible in certain areas, but we already have seen the resurgence of Wayne Rooney, and Robin Van Persie has been extremely unlucky because of injury.

The daunting factor of playing against the mighty Red Devils may have disappeared for now, but no doubt it won't be long before it returns once again.

Maybe they won't win a trophy this season, but so what, they will have a new long-term replacement for Ferguson who is well settled into his role, hopefully can sign new players with the help from the board and can challenge properly next season when things have settled down slightly. 

Moyes definitely is still finding his feet, and we must remember, Sir Alex Ferguson went many years on and off at Manchester United without a piece of silverware.

Perhaps Moyes may not be the best man for such a big club just yet, but he needs both time and backing to prosper, and lets be straight, if he doesn't get it then there is no chance of him succeeding anyway.  

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