Taking over from Sir Alex at Old Trafford was never going to be easy for David Moyes.
There was a presence about the old Scot that people seemed to fear when they came up against his sides. Moyes hasn't quite established this reputation yet, however last weekend's result at Norwich saw United pick up their sixth consecutive win in all competitions- a run which has since been halted by Tottenham.
Despite the loss to Spurs, Moyes has seen his side climb up the Premier League table of late and they are now fighting to break into the top four, something that the Old Trafford faithful aren't used to seeing.
Moyes however, spoke on MUTV of the transition phase that they are currently going through, with the aim of fielding a young and competitive side each week, similar to the 1999 treble winning side that Ferguson created.
"I think if i'd have come in and changed things right away people would have said, 'Why would you change around all the stuff Sir Alex has done?' It's a gradual thing and it's about continuing down the road we're going," Moyes said.
"The big thing is to get an exciting young team out on the pitch that everyone at Manchester United can be proud of."
Man United have struggled to assert their dominance in the same fashion that they have done in the past, which has seen the reigning Premier League champions win just four of their ten league games at home this season.
Many fans are suggesting that David Moyes is feeling the pressure under the watchful eye of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Moyes continued to rubbish these accusations, stating: "I can't think of any manager who wouldn't want to use Sir Alex as a sounding board. He's been very good to me."
Sir Alex asked the fans to back their new manager with the same support they gave him over the near 27-year reign he had at Old Trafford, and with the transition phase needing time, David Moyes will have to continue his good form for now, with the aim of building his own force at Old Trafford in the future.
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