And Ferdinand reckons the former Toffees boss is a winner and can mastermind further silverware success for the Red Devils over the coming seasons.
“I just think the appointment of David Moyes signals longevity,” 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 to 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 added: “David Moyes is determined, he’s a winner and you can see that his teams have 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.”