Sir Alex Ferguson friendship won David Moyes Manchester United job

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Manchester United fans believe David Moyes only got the Old Trafford job because he's mates with Sir Alex Ferguson, and don't think that his appointment has any reflection on his managerial credentials.

According to an official poll carried out by YouGov on behalf of The Sun, 60 per cent of supporters say that the former Everton boss' friendship with the man he replaced is solely responsible for him taking over the reigning Premier League champions.

Moyes has been criticised for a disappointing debut campaign in the Red Devils hot-seat, with the club set to record their worst ever finish in the Premier League era.

Saturday's 4-1 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford threatened to be marred by a fan protest calling for the Manchester United manager to be sacked, in the form of a plane that flew over the ground with the message 'Wrong One — Moyes Out', but supporters inside the stadium gave Moyes a rousing reception in the build-up to kick-off.

Despite the underwhelming feeling towards the 50-year-old's appointment, 62 per cent of the 1,015 supporters that voted are willing to stand by the under-fire boss, suggesting that he should not be sacked following a disastrous campaign.

Manchester United's only remaining hope of winning a trophy in 2013/14 is the Champions League, as Moyes's squad prepare to take on holders Bayern Munich in the quarter-final first leg this evening.

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