A senior Manchester United official has ruled out the chance of the club sacking under fire manager David Moyes this season, according to the Daily Star.
Rumours were rife yesterday that following the Red Devils’ dismal 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos in the first leg of their Champions League tie, Moyes would be given the boot.
Having endured a terrible league campaign thus far, which sees them sitting a lowly 6th, 11 points away from 4th spot, fans are clamouring for his head, and the bookies have installed the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Sir Alex Ferguson to replace him.
However reports today have rubbished that notion, and club sources are insisting that no hasty decisions will be made based around the fact that the team is under performing.
“He [Moyes] has the club’s full backing. Talk of him leaving is absolute rubbish, total nonsense,” a source said, according to the Star.
“This is a period of transition and the manager will be given as long as it takes to rebuild the team.”
It’s believed that Moyes will be afforded the time and funds with which to undergo a complete refurbishment of his squad this summer, with a number of high-profile targets being sought out.
The Glazer family, who own the club, have made it clear that although they see this campaign as only a minor blip in the grand scheme of the post-Ferguson project, Moyes and Ed Woodward will have to get it right in the next transfer market if they want to hold on to their positions.