Reports are out claiming that Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has defended Manchester United boss David Moyes.
The Scotsman endured an unhappy return to his former club as Everton coasted to an easy 2-0 win over his current employers Manchester United.
The USA international feels the verbal abuse that came from the stands this weekend was wrong.
“We have brilliant fans, but that was unfair on him,” the Everton goalkeeper told Press Association Sport.
“He was the second coming, the messiah 12 months ago, and I don’t think as Evertonians we should ever forget that.”
The 35 year old thinks it would be wrong to brand the United boss a failure.
“I love David Moyes. I think he is a brilliant manager,” said the American, who spent four years at United.
“He was (a brilliant manager) here for us and I will be forever grateful to him.
“Football is a funny game. It has highs and lows. You take the good with the bad and you keep rolling.”