Tim Howard backs David Moyes to succeed at Manchester United

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.

Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring his second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on March 13, 2012
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