Manchester United legend feels sorry for Moyes

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Manchester United icon Paul Scholes has dismissed the suggestion that David Moyes should be relieved of his duties with the club, claiming he feels ‘sorry’ for the beleaguered manager given the circumstances he has faced this season.

The position of Moyes as Manchester United has come under great scrutiny in recent weeks, particularly following the humiliating drubbing handed out by Liverpool, with some reports claiming there are those in positions of power beginning to have doubts over the manager.

Moyes signed a six-year contract when agreeing to become the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson last summer and, regardless of their dire form in 2014, any decision on his future after one season would seem rather hasty indeed. Scholes certainly thinks so, claiming injuries to key players have hardly helped Moyes make an impact at Manchester United.

"No. It’s far too early [to sack him]. With all the injuries he’s had, I feel quite sorry for him really,” Scholes told

"He’s never been able to put out the same back four. You see all the top teams, they have the same back four every week, especially with the centre-backs, they need to get an understanding and rhythm together."

A win against Olympiacos on Wednesday appeared to momentarily relieve the supposed boardroom pressure on Moyes, with a 3-0 victory for Manchester United at Old Trafford ensuring their passage into the last eight of the Champions League.

They have, however, been rewarded with the most imposing draw of them all in the quarter-finals, with Manchester United set to meet Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich - the reigning champions - over two legs for a place in the last four.

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