David Moyes’ problems are stacking up, with an underwhelming domestic campaign being complemented by a 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in the Champions League last week.
Manchester United are a club in transition following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, with the Scottish manager getting most of the flack for the side’s poor form this term.
Despite rumblings that the ex-Everton boss’ job could be in danger, the consensus is that Moyes will be given time to turn the club around.
However, former Chelsea striker and manager Gianluca Vialla has stated that he would not have been as lucky had he been in charge of a Serie A outfit.
The ex-Watford boss stated that Moyes would have been shown the door already had he been managing an Italian club.
"David Moyes, in Italy, would have been sacked three times now," Vialli told BBC Radio Four.
"In the Premier League you get the feeling they give you a bit longer to sort out problems.
"They are more understanding and, most importantly, owners of football clubs don't think they know more than managers."
United are still in with a chance of making the top four, and are currently in sixth place, 11 points adrift of Liverpool in fourth.
The Red Devils added Juan Mata to their squad for a club record fee in January and are expected to spend big in the summer ahead of next season.
Are United right to stick by Moyes?
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