Neville says Manchester United players trust Moyes

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Manchester United first-team coach Phil Neville insists David Moyes has the backing of his players, and is starting to make his own mark at Old Trafford, reports

The Red Devils boss has endured a difficult start to life with the Premier League champions, after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

After a slow start to the 2013/14 campaign, Manchester United find themselves in fifth place in the table, with 20 points from their opening 11 games.

However, their recent upturn in form - which culminated in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford last weekend - is a direct result of the players starting to trust Moyes and his new methods, as everyone associated with the club comes to terms with life after Ferguson.

"When you've had one manager who has had such a big influence on a club for 27 years, it was always going to take time for the new manager to bed down his ideas and I think it has taken three or four months," Neville told BBC Sport.

"Now the players are beginning to trust and believe in what the manager is trying to do. He is trying to make them better.

"It was always going to take a bit of time after one man had controlled the club for so long, there was always going to be a transition period."

After winning the title last season, Moyes was conscious not to make too many changes to a successful squad, but at the same time wanted to make his presence felt, with his own imprint on the Manchester United first-team.

"When you go into the club where they have won the league so many times and they have got so many great players, you don't try and change too much too soon," added Neville.

"There's not much that needed changing but the boss wanted to stamp his own authority on the team and I think against Arsenal, we saw that. I thought we saw a team that mirrored David Moyes."

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