Manchester United ace praises Moyes impact

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on new manager David Moyes and the impact he has made at the club in recent weeks.

United are currently in Australia on their pre-season tour and Moyes gets his tenure as manager under way this week.

The former Everton boss has impressed the players and the media since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford despite striker Wayne Rooney trying to force through a move away from the club.

Ferdinand understands that Moyes wants a long term reign at the Red Devils rather than two or three years of success and that a change from Sir Alex was exactly what was needed at the end of last season.

“We’ve got a manager who’s very enthusiastic,” Ferdinand told ITV Sport.

“He’s young and has got the desire and appetite to be successful.

“After the manager we had, that was very much needed and he’s someone I would have chosen if I was in a position to.

“He’s not someone who is looking to come in for three or four years – he’d love to replicate what the manager has done.

“There were people who’d have come into the job, who maybe wouldn’t have wanted to be here for that amount of time.

“I’m sure the new manager sees this as a job for the long term.”

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