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Mourinho: Manchester United trusts Moyes and will give him time
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United has not lost patience with David Moyes and still fully trusts him to succeed and rebuild at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils' 2-1 loss to Swansea in the FA Cup was their fifth home defeat of the season, while they have slumped to seventh place in the Premier League table – 11 points behind league leader Arsenal.

Mourinho feels the pressure Moyes is supposedly under is a fabrication of the media, and is convinced the club will support the man it picked to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson last summer.

“I don’t think David is under pressure,” the Portuguese told London Evening Standard. “The pressure is something virtual. It is something that comes from the media as a consequence of not having the best results.

"The most important thing in all of this is not the pressure that comes from the outside, it’s the reality of the inside. My feeling, which is based on years of communicating with Sir Alex and some inside information, is Man United are not happy, but they are calm. They trust David. David trusts them."

The Chelsea boss went on to explain that while the club is having a difficult run, the unity at United will help it turn things around.

“Are the players blaming the manager and thinking ‘I am safe’? No,: he said. "The players don’t feel that. They feel all together on this. The manager is calm and they are thinking this is our manager for the next two-three-four-five years. So they’re all together and are going to rebuild again a big team.

“The bad results will finish. They will get back on track, probably too late to win the league because they’re too many points behind the leader. The gap is difficult to recover but David has a fantastic job. He’s in probably unique conditions to be stable and to do his work well and achieve success sooner rather than later.”

Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with the Blues looking to keep pace with the leaders while Moyes' men eye a top-four berth.

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