Sir Alex Ferguson has tried to lower the expectations and pressure around David Moyes by saying that it would be a “fantastic achievement” to win any trophy this season.
In an exclusive interview with MUTV Ferguson said:
“We’ve always had priorities obviously, and David is aware of that, but I hope he achieves it.”
United, who have never finished lower than third in the Premier League era, are currently eighth in the table, but Ferguson stressed:
“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.”
He said he believed Moyes would be given the space and time to do the job, saying:
“He has great support at the club. It is a fantastically-run football club.
“I remember saying to the board back in David [Gill]‘s time that the manager is the most important person at the club.
“He always will be, whether it’s Alex Ferguson, David Moyes or Matt Busby. The most important person in the club is the manager, and that must always be sacrosanct. In fairness, the club have always stuck by that rigid belief.”