Legendary former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said that for his successor, David Moyes, winning a trophy this season would be a ‘fantastic achievement’, reports the
Man Utd have struggled under Moyes since he took over from Ferguson in the summer, winning just three of their first eight Premier League games. That run has included defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City along with West Bromwich Albion, while on Saturday they were held at home by in-form Southampton.
This has led to claims that Man Utd have lost their ‘fear factor’ since Ferguson retired, talk rejected by Moyes. However, Ferguson does believe that Moyes would do brilliantly to win major silverware in his first season in charge at Old Trafford.
He said: “For David, winning a trophy would be a fantastic achievement. No matter what it is – the League Cup, FA Cup, European Cup or Premier League. We’ve always had priorities obviously and David is aware of that but I hope he achieves it.’
Ferguson won 38 trophies in all while manager of the club, and Moyes is under some pressure to provide success akin to his fellow Scot, who added: “The key for David is not to look to do anything better or less but just to maintain what the club has been for 20-odd years and keep the success going. It is not easy winning a trophy in our league because you could say there are six teams fighting for the league.”
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