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Man Utd legend Neville confident Moyes right choice for manager

Manchester United legend Gary Neville is confident beleaguered boss David Moyes will be given the time he needs to make his mark at Old Trafford. When asked if Moyes would stay on if United missed out on a Champions League berth, he told L'Equipe: "I prefer to talk about a club that is not like the others, with a different philosophy and that gives time to its managers.

"At Manchester United, hard work always pays off and David Moyes is working a lot.

"Before Alex Ferguson, Tommy Docherty, Dave Sexton and Ron Atkinson also had time. They always got full support.

"David Moyes deserves as much time as his predecessors. Manchester United is not Real Madrid or Chelsea, clubs that sack a manager who has won trophies.

"Manchester United is different and has to remain different and I will repeat that even if they don't qualify for the Champions League."

Neville also feels that the former Everton boss must adjust to being in the full glare of the spotlight now that he is at a club with the global reach and stature of United.

He added: "David Moyes also has to understand the full extent of the media coverage of Manchester United, which is completely different than Everton.

"The Manchester United manger is like a head of state - when he speaks, his words are broadcast all over the world in a few seconds.

"Manchester United is a monster that you need to tame. I have always believed the club would change David Moyes and not the other way round."

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