The former United number two had a huge impact on the Red Devils during his time there – no more so than convincing Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo to join the club as a youngster.
Much of the Sir Alex Ferguson success during Ronaldo’s stay at the club was down to the Portuguese coach – a statement believed so much that Portugal’s national team then offered him the job.
It has been a tough start for Moyes, as his initial summer recruitment plans failed to materialise and only Marouane Fellaini had join the club, despite its glaring weaknesses. Bad results on the pitch followed, and soon the Scot became under heaps of pressure.
Queiroz however remains adamant Moyes is right for the job, saying.
“Moyes deserved the chance. It was not a decision which fell out of the sky. It was a decision that came from a lot of mature thoughts and reflections.”
“In the near future, he will put things right, I am very much confident about that.”
“He was a manager Sir Alex and I always respected when we worked together. He did a great job at Everton.”
“I think he just needs time to adapt.”
Whilst it is fair to say that anyone replacing Sir Alex Ferguson was going to need time to adapt, but how much time do you give until you have realised it has been a huge mistake?
A drop off in performances and perhaps a slight slide down the table was expected, but the Red Devils lie in seventh spot, 11 points behind Liverpool in fourth with just 12 games remaining.
Would Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester City accept such mediocrity? Perhaps not.
But according to Carlos Queiroz, this is what Manchester United is all about.
He explained: “The success of Manchester United was based on a couple of principles. The first thing was it had a good foundation of consistency, continuity, trust and confidence.”
“The other thing I learned when I was at the club: The club always had a strong belief with the people that work inside it - they trust themselves.”
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