‘Great manager’ Moyes gets vocal support from former United star

The Old Trafford boss has had a mediocre start to life at the Premier League champions, but is being talked up by a notable former Red Devil.

A 0-0 draw in Spain against Real Sociedad on Tuesday night summed up David Moyes’ tenure as Manchester United boss; a lack of a cutting edge and the fear factor the club possesses no longer as prominent as it once was.

The Scottish manager is still trying to fill Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes, with many United fans questioning his appointment.

However, Moyes is being backed by David Beckham to be a success this term.

The former right winger has been vocal in his support for the ex-Everton boss, and feels Moyes can get United back into the title race.

"I'm a Manchester United fan, I have faith," Beckham told Sky Sports News.

"We've got a very good manager, we've got a great set-up as we did last year and we were champions last year.

"There's no reason why they won't be fighting for the title at the end of the season.

"Things can turn around, Manchester United is Manchester United at the end of the day. Sir Alex Ferguson has always said that when a player leaves, the club moves on.

"It will be the same, the manager's left but the club will move on because they're Manchester United and they have another great manager like David Moyes."

A point against Sociedad is not a great result considering that the La Liga side are in poor form, and United had the chances to win the game.

Despite this, the Premier League side should still qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition.

Closer to home, United’s domestic ambitions are still alive, despite a hot-and-cold opening to the new campaign.

This weekend sees Arsenal travel to Old Trafford, in what will be an acid test for Moyes and his side.

The Gunners are currently top of the league, eight points ahead of United, and as such it is integral for the home side’s chances that they record three points here.

A defeat against Arsene Wenger’s men would leave the champions deflated and 11 points off the pace. If this is the case, Beckham’s comments could prove to be unlikely to have any credence in them.

However, a win against the in-form Londoners and reducing the gap to five points would really show that Moyes still has a chance of retaining the title this term.

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