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Video - David Moyes urges Man Utd to stand by Louis van Gaal

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Moyes offers up advice for Man Utd chiefs
Moyes offers up advice for Man Utd chiefs

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has suggested the club should stand by under-pressure boss Louis van Gaal and give him time to turn around his side's fortunes.

In an interview with BT Sport, Moyes warned United against becoming a club that changes their manager on a regular basis, as pressure builds on the Dutchman after a poor run of results.

"I think they should stick with Van Gaal," he states. "They don’t want to become a club which continuously changes their manager.”

Moyes went on to claim he was not given the time he needed to mould the club after he took over from Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2013 and was sacked before the end of his first season.

"I wouldn’t have done anything different. I would have only done it different if I’d known it was 10 months instead of six years," he stated.

"My understanding was that I was going to a club which always looked after their managers, even when they were in trouble and it wasn’t going well, you got your time to sort things out. I was under that illusion when I was there."

Moyes also backed United captain Wayne Rooney to bounce back from his current dip in form, as he suggested a midfield role may suit him at the back end of his career.

"I think he’ll go on to be a midfield player, he’ll play again, but at the moment he’s still such a good goal scorer you don’t want to give that up just yet," he added.

Watch the full interview with David Moyes on The Clare Balding Show tomorrow/tonight from 8.00pm on BT Sport 1.