Spurs boss backs David Moyes to come good.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has backed Manchester United to find form under David Moyes and says the Champions’ slow start in the Premier League is down to tough fixtures.
United currently sit 12th in the table – six points behind second placed Spurs – after a defeat at home to West Brom on Saturday followed reverses against rivals Liverpool and Man City.
Moyes has frequently complained about the fixture list, suggesting that United may have been handed a tricky start because they won the league so comfortably last season.
And Villas-Boas agrees with the Scot, claiming United’s struggles are down to their ‘dramatic’ run of games.
“At the moment it’s very, very tight. We’ve played Chelsea and Arsenal, most of the teams have played big teams already,” the Portuguese told Sky Sports News.
“Probably the most dramatic of calendars was given to Man United and maybe that’s reflected on their position at the moment and the number of points that they receive, but now they have other fixtures that they can recover.
“Even so they come from a difficult result to take at home against West Brom so I wouldn’t say that you can see any pattern at the moment but it’s coming like we predicted at the beginning, it’s going to be very tight at the top.”