Cahill, Fellaini & more: Twitter reacts as Man United appoint Moyes

Tim Cahill and Marouane Fellaini both tweet their thoughts after Everton manager David Moyes is named as the new Man United boss

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David Moyes signed Marouane Fellaini in 2008 Photo: EA Sports, via Flickr

David Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

The 50-year-old is to take over at the Red Devils on 1 July, with Ferguson stepping aside after 26 years as United boss.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals after Moyes’ appointment as Ferguson’s successor.

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) can’t understand why there is still betting on the next United manager as Everton confirm Moyes will leave: “Why is there still betting on the next United manager when it’s a done deal with Moyes? Maybe not?”

Ex-Everton captain Tim Cahill (‏@Tim_Cahill) isn’t sure how to feel: “Day of Mixed emotions. Confirmed David Moyes to Manchester United. Everton in search of new manager from today.”

Match of the Day 2 presenter Colin Murray (‏@ColinMurray) talks up the Scot: “I don’t have a crystal ball but I can say that Moyes is one of the most impressive football men I’ve ever met, if not THE #moyes #goodchoice”

Norwich City striker James Vaughan ‏(@vaughany08) wishes his former manager all the best after his appointment is confirmed: “So David Moyes to United! Be a massive loss to Everton but wish him all the best at United! #GreatManager”

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini ‏(@fellainiM) thanks Moyes for what he has done to help the Belgian: “Many thanks coach…”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright (‏@IanWright) backs United’s new boss: “Congratulations to David Moyes on his appointment as manager of Manchester united. Great appointment.”

Former Toffees striker Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) doesn’t envy the next Everton manager: “Everton have confirmed David Moyes will leave at the end of the season. He did a wonderful job and he too will be a tough act to follow… I think Moyes is a very sound choice and probably the least disruptive. A huge challenge though, and a very different job.”

Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler ‏(@Robbie9Fowler) reckons this appointment has been brewing for some time: “Everton fans: now you know why the contract was run down… Has been a work in progress for a long time.”

Finally, Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) looks to capitalise on Wayne Rooney’s reported desire to leave: “Come to Arsenal @WayneRooney and I promise never to call you Shrek again.”

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