Moyes would be a ‘good solution’ to fill Man United void, says Schmeichel

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes David Moyes would be a "good solution" to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson

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Everton are currently in sixth place in the Premier League Photo: Back Page Images

Peter Schmeichel has backed David Moyes to become the next Manchester United manager, with Sir Alex Ferguson set to retire at the end of the season.

The Red Devils confirmed the 71-year-old will call time on a decorated 26-year career at Old Trafford this summer after winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cup successes.

Moyes is the third-longest serving manager in the English top flight behind Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Ferguson, establishing Everton as an a regular top-six finishers since taking charge at Goodison Park in 2002.

And Schmeichel, who was signed by Ferguson from Brondby in 1991, believes Moyes can provide long-term stability at the Red Devils and continue his compatriot’s work at the 20-time English champions.

“What we’re looking for isn’t someone who can come in for ten months or three years,” Schmeichel told Sky Sports.

“We’re looking for someone who can stay and produce the same kind of stability as Sir Alex Ferguson has done.

“David Moyes has been more than a decade at Everton on limited funds and he’s been doing a fantastic job.

“He’s Scottish, he’s made from the same cloth as Sir Alex and he’s the kind of guy you look at and you think ‘stability’. Beyond anything else that’s the most important thing for Manchester United.

“You can look at Moyes and say ‘this guy knows how to stay in a job for more than three years’.

“Don’t forget there are going to be major changes in the commercial department – David Gill is stepping down and the club is really changing in the summer, so the more stability you can add to those changes the better.

“David Moyes sounds like a good solution – but there will be a lot of names thrown around in the next couple of hours, days and weeks. We have to wait and see what happens.”

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