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"I speak to Sir Alex 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."

– David Moyes

17/09/2013 06:37, Report by James Tuck

Moyes glad of advice

David Moyes has revealed he is in regular contact with Sir Alex Ferguson as he continues his journey through his first season in charge of Manchester United.

Even after 15 years as a manager, Moyes is facing new experiences at Old Trafford, such as how to juggle his resources during a busy period of fixtures that includes his first Champions League games. 

But Moyes revealed his predecessor, who watched United’s win over Crystal Palace from the stands, is always available to offer his thoughts and advice if needed.

"Sir Alex was at the game on Saturday and I shared some time with him and talked about the game," said the Reds boss. "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 benefitted from a meeting with Sir Bobby Charlton in which the Reds legend talked about the ethos of the club.

"It was a really important moment for me, when Sir Bobby said he wanted to come and see me," Moyes added. "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."

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