Moyes backs LVG

MANCHESTER. — Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the English Premier League club should stand by under-pressure manager Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman (64) has faced weeks of speculation as United slipped to sixth in the Premier League table after limping out of the Champions League in the group phase.

Moyes took over from Alex Ferguson in 2013 but was dismissed after just 10 months with Van Gaal succeeding him in May 2014. And the 52-year-old believes dismissing Van Gaal 18 months into his reign would be a step in the wrong direction.

“What Manchester United stand for is that they keep their managers, they’ve always supported their managers,” Moyes told BT Sport 1. I hope they stick with Louis van Gaal, he deserves more time. It’s still a work in progress for him, he’s made some signings and from my experience in Spain it will take time for players from abroad to settle in.” — AFP.

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