Ferdinand backs Moyes to build his very own empire at Manchester United
Manchester United center-back Rio Ferdinand has back the new Old Trafford boss David Moyes to create his own dynasty at the club. The former England international believes the former Everton manager can become a fantastic successor to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rio Ferdinand revealed that “stability and longevity” were primary attributes Manchester United officials were looking for in their new manager. The long-time serving Red Devil claims David Moyes is perfectly checks into all criterion kept in mind when searching for the legendary Scotsman’s successor.
“I think the appointment of David Moyes signals longevity,” Rio Ferdinand told the Daily Mirror. “More than anything, I think the club wanted a manager who was going to be here for a long period of time and try and emulate what Sir Alex did.
“The new boss will have his own ways and his own style of management, but there are elements of Sir Alex in him. He always produced competitive teams at Everton, with very little resources. Now he will have those resources, hopefully we'll see the fruits of that with our team.
“David Moyes is determined, he's winner and you can see that his teams have a real identity about them in terms of the way they play. There's also an intensity about the way he is as a person. Whenever I've met him I've been struck by that and I think he'll be a great addition to the club.”
Meanwhile, David Moyes has already set his mark on Manchester United by changing the majority of the coaching staff. A couple of big signings also appear to be in the making. Reports suggest Manchester United have set their eyes upon Real Madrid crown jewel and former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona midfield prodigy Cesc Fabregas. David Moyes is expected bring a couple of big names to Old Trafford this summer, although he hasn’t revealed any potential targets yet.
A very different face of Manchester United will be visible next season, still Rio Ferdinand is confident that no radical changes will be made at the club.
“Obviously we'll still be doing a lot of things we've done in the past that have brought us success,” Rio Ferdinand added. “It would be naïve to think the new manager will come in and everything will change dramatically in one fell swoop.
“He'll change things over the course of time and a club like United has a proven history of giving managers a chance to do that. I've not seen anyone in the past be successful at a club by coming in and changing everything completely on day one.
“There's nothing to suggest that will happen. The manager will come in with new ideas and will want to implement new things. I know that the players we've got within our changing room will embrace that completely and give everything for him.”
David Moyes is expected to bring in a couple of players from Everton as well. Rumors suggest the former Goodison Park boss is trying to convince Maraoune Fellaini and Leighton Baines to join him at Manchester United.