Former-Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard believes David Moyes will be a ‘huge success’ at Old Trafford if he’s given the time.
Howard, who played under Moyes at Everton, believes Moyes has the ability to turn things around after a nightmarish first season in charge of United.
The defending Premier League champions currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, 12 points behind rivals Manchester City in fourth place, although Manuel Pellegrini’s side have two games in hand.
And they face a make-or-break Champions League second leg tie against Olympiakos on Wednesday evening at Old Trafford - they go into the game 2-0 down on aggregate following the first leg in Greece.
Still, Howard thinks Moyes can right the ship if United fans are patient with him.
“I think this club will succeed and David Moyes here, given the right time, will be a huge success,” Howard told ESPN FC as reported by the Daily Mirror.
“David Moyes never takes a backward step. He always believes that he can do the right things. He believes in his methods, he believes in the players that he brings to a club and that makes for a really good working environment over a long period of time.”
The 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday was just the latest disappointment for United under Moyes, and served to highlight the contrasting fortunes of the two rivals.
That result was United’s ninth Premier League defeat on the season - last year they went through the entire campaign with just five losses.