Ferguson says early trophy crucial for Man Utd boss Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson says winning an early trophy will ease the pressure on his Manchester United successor David Moyes.

Sir Alex Ferguson says winning an early trophy will ease the pressure on his Manchester United successor David Moyes.

Ferguson also had a testing start to his reign and he was not following an icon who had just enjoyed a near-27-year trophy-laden spell.

"The thing about coming to a club like United is you can never get away from the expectation and I learned about that quickly," said Ferguson at a question and answer session for a 1,700-strong audience at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester to coincide with the publication of his autobiography.

"I spent a lot of stupid time looking at history, getting out early results from the 10 previous seasons and it was doing me no good, I was getting nowhere with that.

"I learned you had to look at your own situation.

"Winning a trophy at any time is important at this club."

 
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