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Faith in David Moyes is slowly being restored

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Personally, I consider the Olympiacos win potentially turned the views of many Manchester United fans. But these supporters may come across hypocritical on social media if they admit it.

The blatantly obvious tells me that they don’t like to admit as it’s an easy excuse for when United players struggle to turn up, which is so often the case this season, and Moyes is the easiest man to point the finger at.

Since then an epic turnaround at Old Trafford in the Champions League, for the first time this season, I’ve felt cool, calm and collected watching the Red Devils play.

Yet losing against our deepest rivals; the noisy neighbours, and the in-form Liverpool; the fans find minimal right to blame it on David Moyes.

The team has been outclassed by better squads, and teams running with Ronaldo like confidence and poise.

Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United fans faced arguably the most embarrassing Sunday afternoon in the club's history. Losing 6-1 to Manchester City at the Theatre of Dreams, turned very quickly, into a cheap pantomime viewing and the squad was a laughing stock.

But anyone who suggested a #FergieOut trend would have been deemed an unfaithful supporter, so my question is, what’s changed?

The fans have struggled with a difficult transition. But are unaware almost of the colossal of change that occurred; a new Chief Executive, backroom staff, no more Paul Scholes.

The same squad, but completely different club. Still possessing the same history, tradition and pride; we blame a manager confident enough to take the biggest job in world football.  Yet we give the Scot a hell ride, so unfairly blamed for the squad’s consistency. 

Offered a six-year contract it signifies and defines the confidence the board put in Moyes. The length suggests a transition of which time is most certainly needed.

The fans need to come to terms with the appointment and the time stored in Moyes. Instead of creating a more hostile and tense environment around the club as it’s only creating a bigger task for the squad and Moyes himself.

Tom Cleverly, for example; deleted his Twitter as a result of the abuse he was receiving. A negative impact on a player who wears the famous red shirt. Support the players before blaming the actions on the pitch on Moyes, when it’s really the fans making it increasingly harder.

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