David Moyes an ‘intelligent’ choice by Man United, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger describes Manchester United's decision to appoint David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor as "intelligent"

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David Moyes will take over at United on 1 July Photo: Back Page Images

Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United’s decision to appoint David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor is an “intelligent” one.

The Everton boss will take over at Old Trafford on 1 July after Ferguson confirmed he will be retiring at the end of the season following 26 years in charge at the club.

Moyes, who has spent 11 years at Goodison park, faces the tough task of taking the reins from a man who has led the club to a staggering 38 trophies during his tenure.

But Arsenal boss Wenger has backed the 50-year-old Scot to continue to bring success to the Red Devils.

“It looks like an intelligent appointment because he knows the Premier League well,” said Wenger.

“It looks as well that it’s a long-term appointment, that story has been done for a long time.

“But it makes sense. Of course it’s a step up for David Moyes now because the demands will be huge when you follow a guy like Ferguson.

“But he looks like he can fill in with quality, competence and has the experience and knows all the Premier League players.”

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