Tim Howard backs David Moyes to succeed at Manchester United

Manchester United manager David Moyes on the touchline during the match against Everton on December 4, 2013
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Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard believes that David Moyes will be a "huge success" as manager of Manchester United.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has said that David Moyes will go on to be a "huge success" as Manchester United manager.

The Scot's future at Old Trafford has been called into question following Sunday's 3-0 defeat to rivals Liverpool, which leaves United seventh in the Premier League.

Howard, who played under Moyes during his time as Everton boss, believes that the 50-year-old is the right man for the job.

"I think this club will succeed and David Moyes, given the right time, will be a huge success. I think it is a very good combination," Howard told ESPN.

"People have too much time on their hands. Unfortunately that's what a lot of people do; talk and speculate. Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, gave him a six-year contract.

"Replacing Alex Ferguson wasn't going to be an easy thing; it's a monumental task, and I think everyone is well aware of that. Why people, whoever they are, talk is beyond me, but that's football."

Howard made 77 appearances for United between 2003 and 2007.

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