Former Manchester United forward Teddy Sheringham has revealed that he believes David Moyes has plenty of work to do if he is ever to be successful at Old Trafford.

In an interview with Sky Sports the legendary Red Devil, who led the line for Sir Alex Ferguson between 1997 and 2001, offered his opinion on Moyes’ stuttering start to life as the boss at United, and thinks that the Scot needs time if he is going to come good. Though not specifically stating that Moyes was failing in his duties as Ferguson’s successor, the ex-England international did opine that the club were now looking far weaker.

“David Moyes has come in and he’s got to learn about his players, it takes time to learn about different egos, different ways people tick,” Sheringham said.

“The players have got to realise what David Moyes wants as well, and if he’s not getting that point across as quickly as expected then it becomes… they’ve become disjointed, I would think, Manchester United. It looks like they’re not quite sure how we’re playing. How are we playing? Are we getting up to the front early or playing it at the back?”

United’s woes and shortcomings have been well documented this season, and Moyes’ charges currently sit in a disappointing seventh place in the Premier League. Rumours of dressing room discontent and training ground bust-ups have never been too far away from the headlines, and fanciful gossip has even suggested that Moyes could be out of a job by the time the summer transfer window rolls around.

The former Everton boss is likely to be given until at least the start of next season to get his affairs in order, but the patience from fans and the board will soon wear thin if results don’t start to improve on a consistent basis.

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