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Moyes needs time at United, says Howard

ESPN staff
March 18, 2014
David Moyes signed Tim Howard from Manchester United in 2006 © PA Photos

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard believes David Moyes will be a "huge success" at Manchester United if the Premier League champions give him enough time.

Howard told ESPN that Moyes has the work ethic, confidence and ability to bring together the right group of players to succeed at Old Trafford.

United are currently seventh in the Premier League, 12 points off the top four, after suffering a 12th defeat of the season when Liverpool beat them 3-0 on Sunday.

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But Howard, who played under Moyes for seven seasons at Goodison Park after moving from United, is convinced his former club have the right man.

"I think this club will succeed and David Moyes here, given the right time, will be a huge success," Howard told ESPN FC.

"David Moyes never takes a backward step. He always believes that he can do the right things. He believes in his methods, he believes in the players that he brings to a club and that makes for a really good working environment over a long period of time."

Howard feels that Wayne Rooney's decision to sign a new contract and Robin van Persie's pledge to stay at Old Trafford proves Moyes will be able to attract world-class players to United.

"Any time you are at club you want your biggest players in order to attract other bigger players and they have done that so I am certain they will have a pretty good summer spending money," he added.

Howard feels Moyes' struggles this season have been a consequence of United's difficult summer in the transfer market last year.

"The teams around them that are competing over the summer brought in five, six, seven players of quality, spent near £100 million and for whatever reason Manchester United only brought in one player who we know well, Marouane Fellaini, but has been often injured this season so if you do the math, that doesn't bode well," he said.

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