Sir Alex Ferguson tips Moyes to thrive

Sir Alex Ferguson wins his 10th Premier League titleOutgoing Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is in no doubt that his successor David Moyes will be a success at Old Trafford.

The 71-year-old announced last Wednesday that he will retire from football at the end of the season after 26 trophy-laden years in the Old Trafford hot-seat.
The Premier League champions moved swiftly to appoint a successor, with Everton boss Moyes their number one target.

The 50-year-old confirmed last week that he will leave Goodison Park at the end of his contract and officially become United manager on July 1.

Speaking at United’s end of season award dinner, Ferguson was full of praise for his fellow Scot and is confident he has the required attributes to thrive in the role.

“I know David is hard working and has an integrity about him,” he said. “He has a work ethic about him and he is a serious football man. I think those are the important qualities he is going to need.

“It is not always a golden path of riches. You have hard days and difficult days. Especially with the losses, you definitely have to sacrifice and persevere.

“He has got a perseverance about him – look at what he has done at Everton, 11 years without any tremendous financial backing but he has persevered with it and created some decent teams in the last few years.”

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