David Moyes has more points than Alex Ferguson managed in his first six Man United games

David Moyes is enduring a difficult beginning to life at Old Trafford. Photo: PA

David Moyes has won more points in his first six league games at Man United than Sir Alex Ferguson managed after taking over in 1986.

That may seem hard to believe after nearly three decades of mainly glorious years with Sir Alex at the helm, but it's true.

It took Fergie more than three years to get things right at Man United, as you can tell from this infamous banner produced during his early tenure.

Man United fans were still not convinced by Ferguson after three years. Credit: @Twitter

Fergie replaced Ron Atkinson on November 6th 1986 when United were 21st in the old First Division after 13 games, so the circumstances were a little different.

After a poor start, he managed to steady the ship and guide Man United to 11th place at the end of his first year in charge, and didn't win his first trophy until lifting the FA Cup in 1990.

David Moyes will be hoping that like Ferguson, he receives plenty of support and time to turn things around at Old Trafford.

Alex Ferguson's first six league matches as Man United boss:

Oxford 2-0 Man United

Norwich 0-0 Man United

Man United 1-0 QPR

Wimbledon 1-0 Man United

Man United 3-3 Spurs

Aston Villa 3-3 Man United

Points: 6/18

Final league position: 11th

David Moyes' first six league matches at Man United:

Swansea 1-4 Man United

Man United 0-0 Chelsea

Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea

Man United 2-0 Crystal Palace

Man City 4-1 Man United

Man United 1-2 West Brom

Points: 7/18

Final league position: ?

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