WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

21/05/2013 08:46

Papers: Moyes arrives

The Daily Star's James Dobson writes...

Moyes motors in
David Moyes was shown the ropes by Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday as he started his Manchester United job six weeks early. Moyes was given permission by Everton to visit United’s Carrington training ground for talks with his new squad and coaching staff. His Toffees contract does not run out until the end of June, but the Scot was keen to explain his plans for next season before the start of the summer holidays. “I’ll probably be doing two jobs for the next week or so,” Moyes said at the weekend. Ferguson was at Carrington as well to hand over the baton after stepping down following more than 26 meteoric years in charge at United. And he even offered his successor a lift as the pair headed off to the League Managers Association awards dinner in London last night.

The Guardian and The Sun report that incoming Reds boss David Moyes intends to hold talks with Wayne Rooney over his future at Manchester United, with both papers suggesting the striker will be encouraged to stay at Old Trafford despite handing in a transfer request earlier this month.

In The Times, Matthew Syed reports on the moment, back in February 2013, that Paul Scholes confirmed to Sir Alex that he would retire from football. Syed writes: "'Next season, what do you think?' Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager who had dominated the club for 26½ years, said. Paul Scholes looked back, wrinkled his nose and shook his head. It was all Ferguson needed to see. 'You are probably right,' Ferguson replied. 'It’s time'."
 
Meanwhile, 10 out of 12 Telegraph sports writers have named Sir Alex as their man of the season – the other two chose Robin van Persie and Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The Daily Star publish MUTV's quotes from van Persie who says everyone is looking forward to working with new boss David Moyes, while the paper also reports that an eBay seller has listed Sir Alex's last piece of chewing gum on the auction website after finding it after Sunday's match at West Brom!

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