Man United’s Carrick and Ferdinand back Moyes

Manchester United duo Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand both issue their support for the club's new manager David Moyes

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Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand have issued their backing for Manchester United’s new manager David Moyes.

The 50-year-old Everton boss will pen a six-year deal at Old Trafford on 1 July after being confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor on Thursday.

Ferdinand was pleased to see the Red Devils react quickly to Ferguson’s retirement and appoint Moyes, who the centre-half says is held in high regard in the United dressing room.

“It was important the club made a decision quickly and got it all sorted before people could start making rumours,” said Ferdinand.

“The club have acted impeccably in that respect.

“It’s great to see the new manager coming in, we’ve never had a problem with him here at United, he’s a very honest man from the players you speak to and he’s done a fantastic job at his previous club Everton.

“I’m sure he’ll be very, very open and sympathetic to the traditions of the club and try and continue that and not come in and try and make crazy changes in terms of the whole characteristics of the club.”

Carrick echoed Ferdinand’s sentiments and praised Moyes for his work during a 11-year reign at Goodison Park.

“He’s done a terrific job at Everton,” he said.

“He’s been there a long time and has had great success with the resources he’s had. It’s obviously a big change because this club’s been run for so long by one person.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting him and getting good training in pre-season and looking forward to a good future.

“He’s honest and fair to his players as far as I’m aware. He sets high standards just as he expects high standards of ourselves.”

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