“People used to say to me ‘do you think he will be a manager or he will manage United one day?’ about players who are not even in the job now. Football is that kind of industry,” he explained.
“I heard an amazing statistic that Brendan Rodgers hasn’t been in the job at Liverpool at year yet and he’s still the 30th longest serving manager in Britain. That is amazing. That’s the industry you’re talking about.
“When you’re assessing the job here you have to get somebody who has the longevity and the experience over a long period of time to manage this club. And that’s why David was above everyone else.”
Asked if he expects Moyes to enjoy a lengthy stay at United, Sir Alex added: “I hope so. It’s the one club you could do that at. They’ve shown great loyalty to their managers.”
He will certainly have some highly experienced characters to call upon for any advice with Sir Alex confirming that Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt will play an important role at the club going forward.
“That was already established a while ago,” he revealed. “The planning has been in place for a long time to have Scholes, Giggs and Nicky Butt as part of the coaching structure here.”