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David Moyes has received support from his summer signing Marouane Fellaini, who has stated that the former Everton manager is like a father figure to him. He has also stated that Moyes needs more time in order to make Manchester United successful once again. After years of success under Sir Alex Ferguson, the club are struggling under Moyes for any consistency. As a result, they find themselves outside the top four and out of all the opportunities to win a trophy this campaign. It also looks highly likely that they will miss out on Champions League football, which brings in a revenue of more than £ 30 million every season.
This is likely to increase the problems at United, who were already burdened with huge interest payments and debts. Fellaini was brought in from Everton on the deadline of the last transfer window. He was signed for £ 27 million, but he has had only limited impact at the club. Fellaini says that the time given to Ferguson made him successful and that Moyes should also receive the same because he has provided over the years that he is a great manager. The Scot spent 11 years at Everton where he over achieved with limited funds.
He was the reason behind Fellaini’s arrival to Goodison Park for £ 15 million a few years ago.
“What makes United different is that they stand by managers. You look at the career of Sir Alex Ferguson and he managed the club 26 years. You have to give David Moyes time as well. He is a strong character. That’s why he can take the pressure. Given time he will be good for Manchester United. Man United had the same manager for 26 years – to change that is not easy for anyone. The supporters and everybody else has to give him time,” said the midfielder.
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Former Manchester United winger Willie Morgan has slammed manager David Moyes as not been the right man for United. The Scot took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer after managing Everton for more than a decade. There were many doubters when he was announced as the successor to Ferguson primarily because he has not won anything at Everton. Prior to managing the Merseyside club, Moyes did not manage a Premier league club. His lack of experience at the very top level and his inability to win trophies have been cited as reasons for Moyes not being the apt replacement.
The club suffered three consecutive defeats to be on the verge of being knocked out of three major tournaments in the space of a week. They are already out of the FA Cup after the 2-1 defeat against Swansea, while they are 11 points behind table leaders Arsenal. Even though the possibility of a comeback in the second leg still remains, they are close to being knocked out of the League Cup as well. Morgan says that Moyes did not have the best credentials to become the manager of a club like Manchester United, who are used to winning trophies.
The signings made by Moyes in the summer have also been questioned.
“I don’t think Moyes was the right man. He has bought Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m and given Nani a new five-year contract when they have been trying to sell him for ages. On Moyes, I rest my case. What credentials did he have to take over the biggest club in the world? But I have nothing against him. I hope he is successful. But I just don’t see it. Not with the players he has got,” said Morgan.
United have promised Moyes significant transfer funds in January and in the summer.
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