Former Manchester United assistant backs Moyes to get it right

Carlos Queiroz has offered his support to David Moyes, and is confident the Scot will turn things around and succeed at Manchester United.

Moyes was appointed Reds boss when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of last season, ending a remarkable 26 year reign at Old Trafford. The former Everton manager has found the going hard during his first six months in Manchester, with six Premier League defeats and an early elimination from the FA Cup at the third round stage.

This has led to suggestions that the job is too tall an order for the 50-year-old, who has yet to win a single trophy in his managerial career. However, Iran national coach Queiroz, who spent a number of seasons as Ferguson’s assistant, believes United made the right decision to appoint Moyes, and is confident he will succeed at the club.

“The present situation, the fans, David and the players are not happy,” he said. “I know how much the players have a strong wish and determination to come back and I’m sure in a short period of time they will find the right track and it is just a matter of time.

“It is my strong belief, because I know the club and it is very strong, when the board make a decision they trust the people they chose. And I’m sure with the qualities and experience David has, plus the wonderful work he did at Everton and the support of the entire board, soon the results will come out and everything will be all right.”

United eased their worries on Saturday evening, with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Swansea City at Old Trafford. But with five of the six teams above them also collecting maximum points, and Arsenal in action on Monday, it is clear that Moyes still faces a huge task in ensuring the champions finish in the top-four come May.


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