Ex-Arsenal striker emerges as unlikely support for under-fire former Manchester United boss

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Ex-Arsenal frontman Carlos Vela has come out in support for Real Sociedad coach David Moyes, following his club’s poor start to the Liga BBVA campaign.

Real have been miserable so far this season, and their woes were compounded on Saturday when they fell to a 3-2 defeat at home to rivals Celta Viga. To date, Sociedad have won only two of their opening 10 matches, and the Basque outfit sit 17th in the Spanish top flight, only two points clear of the relegation zone.

Their poor form has seen Moyes coming under increasing pressure, with some portions of the media suggesting that the Scottish manager is on the brink of a dismissal.

To compound things, there have been rumours that the former Everton coach does not enjoy a good relationship with many of his key men, and there may be some dressing room collusion in order to axe him from his position.

However, former Arsenal frontman Vela has denied suggestions that the team is against Moyes.

“I’ve never gone against any manager, nor have I talked badly about any coach,” the Mexico international told AS [via Goal]. “I’ve always thrown myself at any challenge handed to me and tried to understand and learn.

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“I hope things turn around because when he’s calm it means the team is doing well. Nobody thought that we’d be in this position and it’s natural that people are asking questions, but between us, the players, there’s no problem.

“He hasn’t lost the dressing room or anything like that, and we’re all trying move the club upwards, and we can only do that if we’re together.”

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