Manchester United's most successful manager has backed David Moyes to be a hit at Old Trafford given time.
Sir Alex Ferguson gave the former Everton chief a timely vote of confidence, as supporter's trust in the manager started to waiver.
Following a surprise 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in the Champions League - a defeat seen by many as their worst of the season given the circumstance - many fans have lost confidence in Fergie's successor.
However, Ferguson - who spent 27 years at the Old Trafford helm - maintains Moyes will be a success.
"He (Moyes) needs time," Ferguson is quoted as saying in the Telegraph. "I was there for 27 years, so with a new manager, it takes time. But they'll be OK.
"It's early days and there have been a lot of changes."
United are currently lingering in 7th spot, a daunting 12 points away from rivals Manchester City in fourth.
Coupled with their poor league form, shock cup exits to Sunderland and Swansea have compounded the misery for Moyes, who has found the jump up to one of Europe's biggest clubs difficult.
Despite the likes of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola available, Ferguson identified fellow Scotsman Moyes as the man who should succeed him.
Following a farcical summer of transfer activity - or lack thereof - Moyes has struggled from the outset.
It was hoped splashing out on record transfer Juan Mata would improve their situation, but the Spaniard has failed to improve United's fortunes.
Defeat in their next fixture away to West Brom would heap further pressure on Moyes.