Michael Owen: 'David Moyes is the right man for Manchester United'

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes that manager David Moyes is still the right man for the job despite a poor start to his time in charge of the club.

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed under-fire manager David Moyes to prove that he was the right man to replace former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes has endured a torrid start to life at the helm of the Red Devils, winning just two of his opening six Premier League matches, which include defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool.

"It was always going to change quite dramatically. When someone has been there for over 25 years, whoever was going to take the job was going to have big question marks put against them," Owen told FIFA.com.

"It was going to be a change for everybody within the club. Manchester United have appointed the right man in David Moyes, he has had a good career so far and has done fantastically well at Everton.

"In time he will prove to be a very good choice. They've had a bit of a slow start to the season, but they've had a difficult start to the season. I'm sure they'll get it right though and will still be one of the main challengers at the end of the season."

Following United's shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, the Red Devils sit 12th in the Premier League table.

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