Man United’s David Moyes: I’ll be judged on the success of my signings

Manchester United manager David Moyes says his transfer dealings could determine whether he's a success at Old Trafford

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

David Moyes says his transfer dealings could determine whether the Scot is deemed a success at Manchester United.

The 50-year-old was confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at the Red Devils in May and will pen a six-year deal at Old Trafford on 1 July.

Moyes received wide acclaim for his series of shrewd purchases during his 11-year reign at Everton, including the likes of Tim Cahill and Phil Jagielka.

And the new United manager, who has been linked with a move for Toffees midfielder Marouane Fellaini, admits a manager is judged by the success of his signings.

“You have to keep your eye on what the industry is doing – what’s new,” Moyes told the Daily Mirror.

“And your recruiting as a manager can determine whether you keep your job.

“Everton needed a new direction when I came in and, as a coach, you have to find ways you can keep developing.”

Moyes also revealed he will demand discipline from his United squad, while he expects his backroom staff to be willing to work seven days a week.

“You have to earn your stars when dealing with players,” Moyes added.

“It’s up to you to show what you’ve got.

“If you want to work for me you need to be able to work seven days a week. I need to know my staff will give me that effort.

“Discipline has to come from within for players. And I’m a great believer in giving young players opportunities.

“Developing players mentally is very important, but it needs to fit with what the players want.”

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