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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Paul McGrath backs David Moyes to succeed at Old Trafford if he is given funds

Published 07/01/2014 | 11:06

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Paul McGrath pictured after he was inducted into the RTÉ Sports Awards Hall of Fame.

Manchester United and Ireland legend Paul McGrath believes David Moyes and the team can bounce back from their worst Premier League start in 21 years if he gets backing in the transfer window.

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Speaking on RTE Radio One this morning, the 54-year-old said he was confident that the former Everton manager would be given the time to turn things around at Old Trafford.

"David Moyes is going to be given the time he needs," he said.

"It seems like everything is going against him but given the time to bring in his own players and I think he will still turn this around."

McGrath believes that the job of replacing Alex Ferguson was always going to be an unenviable task and said Moyes needed his team to play more attractive football to win over the fans.

"It’s a horrible situation but it’s what every manager wants. They want to manage one of the best teams in the world and it’s hard to resist," he added.

"First of all you have got to win the fans over and that is so important. For any manager who came in it was going to be difficult.

"It’s a world brand, a massive club but at the ground on a Saturday, the supporters want to win and not only win, but to win in style.

"Man  United fans want to see their team playing football a certain way and they are not doing that at the moment."

United's current league position, seventh, is their lowest at this stage of the season since 1989-90.

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