New Delhi: Embattled Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has received backing from none other than David Moyes, whom he replaced as the manager of club.
Van Gaal, 64, has so far failed to translate his 'philosophy' into on-field success with England's most successful club going through one of their own worst times.
However, amidst calls of the Dutchman's sacking, Moyes has asked United to stand by the under-pressure manager. Last season, Moyes -- hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson -- got the boot himself following a similar disastrous campaign.
After the end of round 19, United are in sixth place with 30 points, nine points behind leaders Arsenal and Leicester City.
In the latest phase, United have had a run of eight games without a win, which included their exit from the lucrative UEFA Champions League, and also a drop from the top four in England.
Despite the poor run, the former Everton manager said that United should give van Gaal more time, a luxury Moyes was denied off.
Van Gaal was appointed as Moyes' replacement at Old Trafford with much brouhaha in May 2014.
"What Manchester United stand for is that they keep their managers, they've always supported their managers," Moyes told BT Sport's Clare Balding Show.
"They don't want to become a club which continuously changes their manager."
"I hope they stick with Louis van Gaal, he deserves more time," he said.
Moyes, in between, was sacked by La Liga outfit Real Sociedad in November.