Following Moyes through the doors of the Aon Training Complex on Monday was coach Jimmy Lumsden, who is one of three new members of United’s backroom team alongside assistant manager Steve Round and goalkeeping coach Chris Woods.
Lumsden, a 65-year-old Glaswegian who worked with Moyes at Preston North End and Everton, joins the burgeoning list of Scotsmen involved with United and Crerand is delighted his friend and compatriot has joined the Reds.
“I have known Jimmy Lumsden for a long time, I know him very well and he is a smashing little fella,” Paddy explained. “He will continue the Scottish theme as well, so at least we will understand what we are talking about, we will understand each other.
“I first met Jimmy when he was with Eddie Gray, the ex-Leeds manager and I think Jim was at Leeds with him. My son Danny was at Rochdale for a while when Jimmy was there with Eddie.
“He has been with David all the way from Preston North End, so Dave has obviously got total trust in him and you can understand why he has brought him in.”