Will Manchester United victory be a turning point for David Moyes?

Manchester United came from behind to beat Stoke at the weekend, a sigh of relief for David Moyes.

Alan Hansen said it right on Match of the Day, "That was the biggest win of David Moyes' career.

"If United lose or draw that they'd be out of the title race."

At one point it looked as though dropping points was the only thing on the card for United at Old Trafford on Saturday, after a spirited Stoke side had them on the ropes.

Late goals from Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez ensured United sneaked a 3-2 victory, which by the end had a semblance of normality for the Red Devils.

Under Sir Alex Ferguson, supporters had become accustomed to late drama and winners, something which had so far been lacking under new manager David Moyes.

With an away match against struggling Fulham next weekend, United will fancy their chances of racking up a confidence inspiring victory before Arsenal come to visit.

The come-from behind win over Stoke will not only give David Moyes a boost, but the players under his command too, who have at times looked lethargic this season.

They will look at the table and see themselves only two points behind City, and realise they are very much still in the hunt.

With a crucial run of fixtures upcoming, United have every opportunity to begin hauling themselves up the table and back into consideration.

If they do then their late heroics against Stoke may well be seen as the turning point which rescued their season and stopped them being cut adrift.

image: © Gordon Flood

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