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Man Utd legend Neville: Beating Swansea will quell doubters

Manchester United legend Gary Neville felt victory at Swansea City went some way to quelling the unrest about new manager David Moyes.

Neville wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "There is a nervousness among fans. Before, they had Sir Alex who could take on anyone in football - managers, players, referees - and put fear into them. He had that authority. Even listening to the radio coming down to the game on Saturday, people were bringing up the Wayne Rooney issue; the fact that they haven't played well in preseason; whether David Moyes should have complained about the tough opening fixtures.

"BUT what people forget is that Manchester United still have a group of players that can play. And they have Robin van Persie who is absolutely sensational, as he was in Saturday's 4-1 win. I didn't think they were at their best but Sir Alex Ferguson's teams weren't always at their best but won away from home.

"There were things they could do better, they did come under huge pressure but you saw an ice-cold team who never panicked. It's difficult to imagine a more solid start for David Moyes. It just lets everyone settle down for a week and think: 'Actually, Manchester United might be a force.'"

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