Van Perise backs Moyes to succeed.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes that David Moyes needs time, but has admitted that the side have been ‘lousy’, according to Sky Sports.

United took their poor league form into the Champions League on Tuesday evening, losing the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie against Olympiakos by two goals to nil.

The Scot is now favourite to become the next Premier League manager to lose his job, but Van Persie has insisted that the former Everton boss is working hard, and that the players need to also be accountable.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star understands that Moyes will be backed with a £200m transfer kitty in the summer.

The United owners are confident that he is still the right man for the job, despite the less than impressive start to his tenure.

One of the players the club are likely to target in Southampton full-back Luke Shaw, though they are now set to face stiff competition from neighbours Manchester City as well as Chelsea, according to the Express.

The Premier League champions were heavily linked with a move for the 18 year old, who is expected to be handed his first full international call up today, during the January transfer window though their advances were rejected by the Saints.