Follow Arsenal and give Moyes more time, urges former winger

David Moyes In Emirates Press Conference 2

Lou Macari claims that Manchester United should stick to David Moyes despite the problems this season.

David Moyes continues to split decisions among the football followers.

Many claim that Manchester United should get rid of the Scot as he does not have the mentality to manage one of the biggest clubs in the world.

They point to the way the Red Devils played against Fulham at Old Trafford back in February when crosses after crosses came in from the flanks with no intention of doing anything else whatsoever.

There are suggestions that Moyes has lost control of the dressing, but, more importantly, he is just not a good enough manager to take charge of a club that under Sir Alex Ferguson became the face of English football.

Yet, there are those who claim that the United board must retain faith in the 50-year-old. He was handpicked by Ferguson to be his successor and the way he established Everton as one of the top 10 clubs in the Premier League over the course of a decade shows that he is someone who can be relied upon to develop young players and make a team stable in the long term.

Former United winger Lou Macari is one of those who would like Moyes to remain in the Old Trafford hotseat beyond the summer.

The Manchester outfit may be 10 points off the top four in the league and are likely to miss out on Europe altogether next season, while they are also in a disadvantageous position in the Champions League, having been held to a 1-1 draw by Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on Tuesday.

However, 64-year-old Macari, who played for United between 1973 and 1984 and won the FA Cup in 1977, believes that Moyes should be given more time to assert himself, reasoning that Arsenal have retained their trust in Arsene Wenger despite the French boss not leading the Gunners to any silverware since 2005.

“It’s safe to say things aren’t going right for United at the moment and it’s not going right for the manager,” the former winger told talkSPORT. “But David will be given time, no matter how many planes will be flown over Old Trafford.

"He’ll be here at the start of next season and will be given every opportunity to build a new team, and that’s the ways it should be. I’m sure the club will be as patient with David as they were with Sir Alex when he first arrived.

“If the manager of Arsenal can go nine years without winning a trophy, I’d like to think the manager of Man United can go nine months without people calling for his head. If Chelsea win nothing this season, how will you look upon (Jose) Mourinho? Will it be met the same way as David Moyes in his first year in charge at United? It’ll certainly be interesting to see what happens if Arsenal fail to win the FA Cup too.

"David is a football man, he knows what’s required and he expects time to do the job. United need to improve but it can’t be overnight. It’s a tough place to manage. Alex did brilliantly during his time, but not every manager is a Sir Alex Ferguson.”

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