Sir Alex Ferguson backs David Moyes for success

Ferguson backs Moyes
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Sir Alex Ferguson backs David Moyes to win a trophy with Manchester United this season.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that his successor David Moyes can win a trophy with the Red Devils this season.

The 71-year-old, who retired from football management in the summer, has confidence in his fellow Scot's ability to steer the team to success.

"For David, winning a trophy would be a fantastic achievement, no matter what it is - the League Cup, FA Cup, European Cup or Premier League," Sky Sports News quotes Ferguson as saying. "We've always had priorities obviously and David is aware of that but I hope he achieves it.

"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 has great support at the club. It is a fantastically-run football club. There are absolutely no issues about it. Every club needs a little bit of luck and hopefully we'll get the luck."

United are currently eighth in the Premier League table with 11 points from eight matches.

United boss Alex Ferguson on the sidelines during a game with Man City on April 30, 2012
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