David Moyes brings longevity to Man Utd role, says Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says the Red Devils' appointment of David Moyes signals longevity for the club

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Rio Ferdinand says Manchester United’s appointment of David Moyes signals “longevity” at the Red Devils.

The 50-year-old is set to sign a six-year deal with the newly-crowned Premier League champions after calling time on his Everton reign at the end of the season.

Moyes’ predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson, lasted a staggering 26 years at Old Trafford, winning 13 English top-flight titles and the Champions League in 1999 and 2008.

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.”

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