Man United’s David Moyes thankful for Sir Alex Ferguson’s advice
David Moyes reveals he is in regular contact with Sir Alex Ferguson as he gets to grips with life in charge of Manchester United
David Moyes has revealed that he is in regular contact with Sir Alex Ferguson as he gets to grips with life in charge of Manchester United.
Moyes took over from Ferguson in the summer following the 71-year-old’s decision to step down after 26 years at the club.
The former Everton boss oversaw his second league victory as United manager on Saturday as the Red Devils ran out 2-0 winners against 10-man Crystal Palace.
And Moyes revealed that he spoke to Ferguson after the game to get some advice about how best to cope with a hectic run of fixtures, with United set to host Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.
“Sir Alex was at the game on Saturday and I shared some time with him and talked about the game,” said Moyes.
“I’ve not talked to him about Leverkusen, Sociedad and Shakhtar. But I speak to him quite regularly and talked to him recently about the number of games we’ve got coming up, and how he would usually use the squad at times like this.”
Moyes also revealed that he has received words of encouragement from Sir Bobby Charlton since his arrival at Old Trafford.
“It was a really important moment for me, when Sir Bobby said he wanted to come and see me,” Moyes continued. “When he came in he was fantastic. He’s an incredibly humble man.
“He explained what it meant to be at United, explained what managers here should be like and then he talked about football. He’s very intelligent and knowledgeable about the game.
“I found his company great. After every game he comes into the dressing room and talks with us for a few moments.”