Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has backed under-fire Red Devils boss David Moyes.

The Scotsman is under an enormous amount of pressure due to his side's position in the Premier League.

Manchester United are currently languishing in seventh spot and are out of both domestic cup competitions.

Schmeichel's old club are also on the verge of crashing out of the Champions League as they go into the second leg of their last 16 clash 2-0 down to Greek side Olympiakos.

However the Dane has publicly stated he believes Moyes will be able to turn his side's fortunes around and that Manchester United's top stars should take more responsibility for their poor results.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Schmeichel said on Moyes: “Anybody going into a job at that place needs time.

“Obviously he is supposed to be leading everyone at the club but it will take time for him to get to that point.

“I am 100 per cent behind David Moyes and I think from what he has done so far he has done really well.

“I think Moyes has been let down by some players and I think we will not be seeing those players back next season.”

Manchester United are likely to back Moyes as the former Everton boss signed a six-year deal in the summer and Sir Alex Ferguson told fans of the club that they will have to be patient with his fellow Scotsman.

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