Neville: At another club, Chelsea, Spurs, Moyes would be in trouble

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Former Manchester United right back has praised the continued loyalty David Moyes will receive at the club, remarking he may not have had it at others.

If former Everton boss David Moyes had joined one of two London clubs, Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea, then he may well have been one of the managerial casualties this season, like Andre Villas-Boas was, due to the underwhelming results he has collected in the current campaign in all competitions, registering 13 losses with Manchester United to date.

While former defender Gary Neville believes Moyes should not feel that his job status at Old Trafford is in jeopardy, largely because of those occupying ambassadorial roles and within the board room, he did mention others would not offer such loyalty and belief.

'The people who are there believe in the philosophy around the club and have been at United for many, many years and that's why they've given David Moyes a six-year contract,' he commented on a podcast for Sky Sports.

'I have to say at another football club, whether it be Chelsea - we saw with Andre Villas-Boas who was sacked - or Tottenham, Moyes would be in a lot more trouble but he's at the club that you'd say he was probably safest, where the club will stand by him - think about Sir Alex Ferguson, he's public on his philosophy around giving people time.

'It probably jars against what most clubs are doing these days but, that's the Manchester United way and always has been and they would have to change that philosophy.'

While Neville, who won 15 major titles (Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup) with Manchester United, has given his backing to Moyes, he did add that the season is undoubtedly an unsuccessful one as the M16 club will likely finish the term without silverware. Which, for a club of United's stature, is not good enough.

'In terms of an acceptable season it's gone because Manchester United have to win a trophy - that's the barometer of measuring Manchester United's seasons. It's not acceptable that Manchester United don't win a trophy, it's not been acceptable for 25 years, it's not going to change this year.'

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