Alex Ferguson reiterates support for David Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated his support for David Moyes and urged Manchester United to retain faith in their manager.

United won the title by 11 points under Ferguson last season, but have struggled under successor Moyes and lie seventh in the Premier League table.

The nadir for Moyes came with a supine performance in the 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in Athens last week in the round of 16, first-leg tie.

However, speaking at a party thrown by British Consul-General Chris O’Connor in Los Angeles ahead of a visit to the Oscars, Ferguson said that Moyes should be given more time at Old Trafford to allow him to imprint his own ideas on the club.
“They (United) will be all right,” Ferguson said. “It’s early days and there have been a lot of changes.

“He (Moyes) needs time. I was there for 27 years, so with a new manager, it takes time. But they’ll be OK.”
United are likely to miss out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 19 years, and face West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns next Saturday before three home games in nine days against Liverpool, Olympiakos and Manchester City.