Because of the success and longevity of Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure at Manchester United, any successor would naturally find it difficult, at least initially, to maintain the same standard of form and winning performances that those around Old Trafford had come to expect.
The club's current start to the season has been 'slow' and 'difficult', however, the screw appears to have now been turned and, according to a former Ferguson signing Michael Owen, the appointment of David Moyes will go on to prove shrewd.
On why the transition from manager to manager would never be smooth in the case of United, Owen, formerly of Liverpool, is quoted by FIFA to have said: 'It was going to be a change for everybody within the club and the players, having new training methods, so I think it was inevitable that there were going to be changes.
'Manchester United have appointed the right man in David Moyes, he has had a good career so far and has done fantastically well at Everton. I would think that - in time - he will prove to be a very good choice.
'They've had a bit of a slow start to the season, but they've had a difficult start to the season. I'm sure they'll get it right though.
Currently eighth in the Premier League table after a 17 point accumulation after ten games, United are also on an unbeaten run in the division having won three and drawn one since their 2-1 reverse to West Bromwich Albion in late September.
The next domestic test for Moyes is on Sunday, when United host table toppers Arsenal but Owen has backed the club to get through it as he believes they: 'will still be one of the main challengers at the end of the season.'
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