Eamonn Holmes: "Who's the best Premier League manager in terms of maximising his resources?"

Sir Alex Ferguson: "David Moyes has done fantastically well. I'll go for him, definitely."

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30/01/2009 17:51, Report by Nick Judd, A Bostock
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Boss: Moyes is the man

Sir Alex Ferguson pays tribute to his opposite number at Everton in the latest issue of Inside United magazine.

The boss sung the praises of David Moyes in Ask Sir Alex, the mag feature that enables fans to submit questions to him. When asked who the best Premier League manager is in terms of maximising his resources, Sir Alex eventually settled on his Everton counterpart.

"Steve Bruce has done a great job with his resources (at Wigan),” Sir Alex said.

“(Aston Villa's) Martin O’Neill has done well with his… Arsene Wenger… it’s difficult to assess Wenger because he spends a lot of Arsenal’s money on youth players and their salaries instead of spending it on a big player.

"But I’ll go for David Moyes, definitely. He has done fantastically well."

The Ask Sir Alex questions in the special 200th issue of Inside United are from celebrities, with the one above posed by TV presenter Eamonn Holmes. Joining Holmes in setting the agenda are famous fans such as comedian Patrick Kielty and singer Simon Le Bon as well as players past and present, including Denis Law and Michael Carrick.

Law's question on whether Sir Alex would consider managing Scotland after leaving United led to some press headlines on Friday, regarding the United boss not wanting to lead the British Olympic team in 2012. In fact, no mention was made of the Olympics.

"I won't turn to international management when I retire from this club," he replied to Law, via Inside United's journalist.

"When I've finished here, I think I deserve a rest!"

Other revelations in Ask Sir Alex include the quickest player he has worked with (the world's fastest man Usain Bolt wanted to know), the secret of staying humble (question from Pete Boyle) and the key to United’s continued success (Mickey Thomas).

“The key is that I’m at the right club,” Sir Alex replies.

“I’m at a club

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