Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce believes Manchester United will turn their current problems around - if they keep David Moyes.
Bruce, now manager of Hull City, thinks Moyes must be given time to stamp his authority on the United squad, reports Sky Sports.
The club's draw at home to Fulham yesterday leaves Moyes' side 15 points off Chelsea at the top of the table, and nine points behind Liverpool in the race for fourth.
The result lead to some fans angrily gesturing towards Moyes at full-time, but Bruce believes ha can turn it around.
"Make no mistake, Manchester United will turn it around," he told the assembled media ahead of Tuesday's home game against Southampton.
"Even really top class managers like Dave need time to stamp their authority on a team. Everyone in the game knew whoever followed Sir Alex was going to be in for a difficult period at Old Trafford."
Moyes was hand-picked as Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement after the Scot retired at the end of last season but the former Everton boss has failed to impress, guiding United to their worst ever Premier League start.
"To be fair to Dave he has found it difficult but given time, and with the experience he has, he will turn it around," he said. "I am convinced of that.
"That said it's very difficult now to turn things around in weeks as you need to get your own team together.
"In the past Manchester United have always given their managers time and I'm sure they'll do that with Dave," Bruce said.
United travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal on Wednesday in what will be another test of Moyes' credentials. If he can win, then who knows? Maybe some fans will start to believe again.
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