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David McDonnell writes in The Mirror...
Rio ready to write a new chapter under Moyes
Rio Ferdinand has warned Manchester United’s Premier League rivals that the champions will be as strong as ever even though Sir Alex Ferguson is no longer in charge. The United defender said they have the ideal man to continue Ferguson’s remarkable legacy of success in new manager David Moyes. And far from being vulnerable following Fergie’s departure after 26 years at the Old Trafford giants, Ferdinand believes the Reds were ready to begin a new chapter of sustained success. “I just think the appointment of David Moyes signals longevity,” said Ferdinand. “More than anything, I think the club wanted a manager who was going to be here for a long period of time and try and emulate what Sir Alex did. The new boss will have his own ways and his own style of management, but there are elements of Sir Alex in him. David Moyes is determined, he’s winner and you can see that his teams have a real identity about them in terms of the way they play. There’s also an intensity about the way he is as a person. Whenever I’ve met him I’ve been struck by that and I think he’ll be a great addition to the club. He always produced competitive teams at Everton, with very little resources. Now he will have those resources, hopefully we’ll see the fruits of that with our team.”
The Sun claims that Reds goalkeeper David De Gea wrote 'See you in Manchester' on Thiago Alcantara's hat-trick match ball after the Barcelona starlet hit three goals in Spain's European Under-21 Championship final win over Italy. The unsigned message read: 'Nos vamos en Manchester'. It is claimed that the 22-year-old midfielder has a £15m release clause in his contract and has repeatedly been linked with a move to United in recent weeks.
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