Tim Howard believes manager David Moyes has the right attributes to be a success at Premier League champions Manchester United.
Moyes signed Howard from United for Everton and managed the USA international for seven years until he left the Merseyside club to take the reigns from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
And although Moyes has received some early criticism after a series of shaky results early on his career with the Red Devils, Howard is confident he will win the critics over and prove himself.
"What is the definition of a Manchester United manager? He's a top coach who always gets his best out of his players so if that's what it takes to be their manager, then he is definitely it," he was quoted by the Daily Record.
"They've got a great squad. Change is difficult and following Sir Alex is never easy."
The 34-year-old 'keeper - who has 94 caps for the USA - clearly has the utmost respect for Moyes and admitted the Scotsman is the one person in football that had the biggest influence on his career.
"I got a great chance going to Manchester United under Sir Alex but my career was moulded and shaped by David," he added.
"When I look back at my career, he will have had the biggest influence. Not everyone takes to his style but for me, I've always been the type of player who wants it on the chin.
"If it's good, then I want a pat on the back but if it's bad, then give me a talking to and Moyes was like a father figure."
Fans of the Old Trafford club will be hoping their former player is right about Moyes, as he has some big shoes to fill stepping in as a successor to the legendary Ferguson.
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