Ferguson believes Man Utd can still retain Premier League title

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United can still retain the Premier League title despite their mixed start to life under David Moyes, BBC Sport has reported.

Moyes succeeded Ferguson at Old Trafford after the veteran Scot ended his long spell at the club, but the ex-Everton boss has been unable to keep United competitive in the early stages of the season. United are currently languishing in eighth place on 14 points, eight points behind league leaders Arsenal, in the club’s worst start in 24 years.

Ferguson however feels Moyes has little to be concerned with, pointing to his own experiences in the United dugout. “We had bad starts to the season many times,” Ferguson said. “We are the only club in that league that can come from behind to win the league because of our history.

United claimed 13 league titles under Ferguson’s management, coming between the 1992-93 season and 2012-13, as well as two European Cups and a number of other trophies. Ferguson explained one of the secrets to his success at an event attended by Moyes in Manchester on Monday evening. “In 27 years at the club, I probably only had six issues with players,” he said. “That’s astonishing.

Of course you have to make decisions for the benefit of the club, and you become unpopular with the players as you have seen from the reaction this week. But that’s part of my job to protect the standards of the club, the discipline of the club and make sure the players respect you as manager. I’m the manager and no-one else.

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