Ferdinand happy to see Moyes seek council from Man Utd veterans
Manchester United veteran Rio Ferdinand has determined to provide his new boss David Moyes with his full support. The new Manchester United manager has admitted he will seek help from senior players at Manchester United as he settles down at the club.
Moyes claims he has a lot to learn at Old Trafford before he can consider himself well-settled at the club. Over the last decade Ferdinand has turned out to be one of the most prominent faces of Manchester United.
The former England international is celebrated leader at Manchester United and enjoys good support from the club’s administration as well. Therefore, Moyes would be wise to keep Ferdinand as close as possible.
Meanwhile, the former Everton manager Moyes has already sought council from Ryan Gigg and Michael Carrick. Moreover, Moyes has added the former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville to his entourage by making him his assistant manager.
Ferdinand believes Moyes will quickly settle down at Manchester United. The 34-year-old center-back is adamant about Moyes acquiring impressive results in his first year at Manchester United.
“I think the manager is fortunate he’s got people like Giggsy, myself and Carrick, who have been here for many years and know the fabric of the club,” Ferdinand told reporters. “If there’s anything we can pass on with our experiences to help him to become a better manager and to help us win more trophies, then that’s fantastic.
“I just look at it as if I was taking the job on and ask you lean on players who have been here for many years, for their experience and to ask questions and to better yourself? Of course you would. You’d do the same in any job.
“Winning the league last season, I don’t think that’s going to change massively from this season, in terms of the way we play and things like that. The new manager is going to try to implement parts of his own style into our team, but he’s not silly, he knows he’s coming into a championship-winning team.”
It has taken no time at all for media to draw comparisons between Moyes and Sir Alex Ferguson. Moyes has admitted he might not be able to fit in the large boots of Ferguson, but he is keen to make his very own legacy at Old Trafford.
Ferdinand believes Moyes will impress if he is given the chance. The 34-year-old asked fans to trust in their new manager and provide support whenever he needed it.
“I think it’s still too early to talk about comparisons between the two of them,” Ferdinand added. “The manager before was a one-off, there won’t be anyone like him ever again and you can’t expect anyone to fill his boots exactly the same way.
“I don’t think you can start drawing comparisons yet with them both. You’ve got to give the manager time and hopefully the manager is at a club where he will get that.”