David Moyes ‘Is Fighting Against Time’ As Manchester United Manager, Claims Louis Saha

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Frenchman worked for both Fergie and the recently appointed Red Devils boss during his career in the Premier League. 

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Former Manchester United and Everton front man Louis Saha has given his full backing to new Red Devils head coach David Moyes, although he has also warned the Scot that “he is fighting against time” at Old Trafford, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The former France international is in a unique position to offer his opinion on the two managers as along with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Phil Neville, Tim Howard and Darron Gibson, Saha is one of a select group of players to have played under both the 50-year-old at both Goodison Park and his predecessor at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ too.

Saha spent five seasons with United between 2003 and 2008, finding the back of the net on 42 occasions in total in his 124 matches in all competitions for the Premier League champions under the management of Ferguson, before the striker then decided to move to the Toffees on a pay-as-you-play deal.

And on Merseyside under Moyes’s guidance, the 35-year-old managed to net 35 times in total in his 115 games in all competitions for Everton, however, the Frenchman has now given his views on how he he sees his one-time Everton boss getting on in his new role at United.

“I have no doubt that Moyes will be a success at Manchester United – but there is also no doubt he is fighting against time,” says Saha.

“When you are in his position, it comes down to how long it will take to put his team together, find the right tactics and get the best out of them. He is driven by an obsession to develop players, and that is always a good basis for success.

“One thing which does not change, by moving from Everton to United, is his desire to win or the quality of his commitment. There was no fear in the man to start again, to build a new team.

“He is obsessed with working hard every day, working hard to improve the mentality of his players and every aspect of their game.

“To develop players, and make them the best they can be, you need to demand that of yourself. He is a tough manager – and that includes being tough on himself – and that is an asset for any club.

“United will benefit from that approach, and it may take time to gel, but I’m confident he will succeed.”

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