David Moyes Has First Press Conference as Man Utd Manager

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Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes, Manager Manchester United

David Moyes Has First Press Conference as Man Utd Manager

Moyes, 50, has joined United on a six-year contract after 11 years at FC Everton.

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One of the first questions Moyes was asked if whether or not Wayne Rooney would stay at United.

'Wayne is not for sale,' he said. 'He's a Manchester United player and he will remain a Manchester United player.'

'We have spoken several times. Whatever happened before with Wayne we are working together now. I’ve seen a glint in his eye, he looks happy and he looks like he is going to knuckle down. I’m looking forward to working with him and he won’t be for sale.

'There was a private meeting between Wayne and Sir Alex. I am moving on now. I don't know what was said in that private meeting. As far as I am concerned, I am looking forward to getting Wayne Rooney to the right level.  

'He has come back in good shape and he’s excellent in the training sessions.' 

‘I think if I was Wayne, you would look at the legends who have played at this club. You see their pictures at the training ground - George Best, Bobby Charlton, Roy Keane, I could go on. And I thought to myself, Wayne is not too far away from that. It isn't too difficult to get the goals and if he could do that, he would be seen in the same light as those people.

‘What we're looking to do is see how we can get Wayne Rooney scoring those goals, which will challenge the likes of Bobby Charlton and Denis Law's numbers.

‘We are working and trying everything to get Wayne to the level where we think he should be. Not only that, this country will have a World Cup to play in next year, so for everybody’s benefit, we are trying to get him back to the Wayne Rooney we all know.’

Moyes told the story of how he was offered the job of manager by Sir Alex Ferguson.

‘It was a strange situation,’ Moyes said. ‘I had no idea whatsoever. I knew nothing until Ferguson gave me a call and asked me to come to his house. I was expecting him to say he was taking one of my players at Everton.

‘But the first thing he said was “I’m retiring”. I asked when and he said “next week!”. His next words were, “You’re the next Manchester United manager”. I didn’t get a chance to say yes or no. I was told I was the next United manager and that was enough.

‘I was incredibly privileged but it was more shock. The blood drained from my face. But I always hoped I would be a consideration.’

‘I’m looking forward to him sitting behind me in the director’s box,’ said Moyes. ‘I’ve got to say he is someone I will use for advice.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson will never go away. His statue his here and his name is on the stand. It is impossible to match him and do it for 26 years at this level. I don’t think there will be another manager who will do it for that long. His achievements means there are no better.

'Time will tell on the future. Any football manager wants to manage here. All I can do is what David Moyes has done before. I will definitely continue the traditions of Manchester United but put my own stamp on the club.

‘I am fortunate to take over champions of England. Success is tattooed across badge of this club. This job is about winning trophies and it is something I am wanting to do. It will not change me, I’m determined to try to get the first one on the board.

‘I am inexperienced in a lot of things. There are some brilliant managers who could have taken this role but the biggest confidence I can take is Sir Alex Ferguson telling me he wanted me for this role.

‘I hope he is sitting in the directors box. I have already called him two or three times for some advice.’

‘I will try to have players in before the tour but I would not like to say yes,’ he said. ‘The way the transfer window is things might be done later. Not everything will be done straightaway.

‘I would never speak about players at other clubs. I would try to answer as many questions as I can. This club is always interested in the best players. 

‘I’ve only been the manager since July 1. This club will always go for the best players and will always go for the best young players.

‘We tried to introduce players at Everton the best we could, and it’s in the DNA here to bring in our own players from the youth set-up.’

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville Will Coach at Man United

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United have named 40 year old Giggs as player-coach and 36 year old Neville as their new first-team coach at Old Trafford.

"I'm delighted that Ryan has accepted the chance to become player-coach," said new United manager David Moyes.

"It's no secret I've been taking my qualification. I see this as the first step in my future career," replied Giggs. "It's a great privilege to be appointed as player-coach. I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear, having been both a player and part of the Manchester United family for so long.

"I'm really looking forward to working alongside David and the team."

After his 22nd season with the club, midfielder Giggs signed a new one-year deal in March which will run until June 2014. To date, Giggs has earned 13 league titles, four FA Cups, four League Cups and two Champions League titles.

The former Wales skipper captained Great Britain at last summer's London Olympics.

"His success and ability to adapt his game over a number of years gives him an unrivalled perspective on the modern game," said Moyes. "His career is an example to any aspiring young player and I'm sure that both he and the players will benefit from his new role."

Phil Neville came through the ranks at United, played under Moyes at Goodison Park and left Eerton at the same time as the Scot. Neville earned 59 England caps during his playing career - winning six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one Champions League crown at Old Trafford.

"When David Moyes called to give me this opportunity, I couldn't resist. I gave my all when I played for Everton but it is no secret that this club is in my heart," said Neville.

The updated coaching crew at United is made up mostly of staff who worked under Moyes at Everton.

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Aug 17: Swansea City (a)
Aug 24: Chelsea (h)
Aug 31: Liverpool (a)

Sep 14: Crystal Palace (h)
Sep 21: Manchester City (a)
Sep 28: West Bromwich Albion (h)

Oct 5: Sunderland (a)
Oct 19: Southampton (h)
Oct 26: Stoke City (h)

Nov 2: Fulham (a)
Nov 9: Arsenal (h)
Nov 23: Cardiff City (a)
Nov 30: Tottenham Hotspur (a)

Dec 3: Everton (h)
Dec 7: Newcastle United (h)
Dec 14: Aston Villa (a)
Dec 21: West Ham United (h)
Dec 26: Hull City (a)
Dec 28: Norwich City (a)

Jan 1: Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Jan 11: Swansea City (h)
Jan 18: Chelsea (a)
Jan 28: Cardiff City (h)

Feb 1: Stoke City (a)
Feb 8: Fulham (h)
Feb 12: Arsenal (a)
Feb 22: Crystal Palace (a)

Mar 1: Manchester City (h)
Mar 8: West Bromwich Albion (a)
Mar 15: Liverpool (h)
Mar 22: West Ham United (a)
Mar 29: Aston Villa (h)

Apr 5: Newcastle United (a)
Apr 12: Hull City (h)
Apr 19: Everton (a)
Apr 26: Norwich City (h)

May 3: Sunderland (h)
May 11: Southampton (a)

Top teams competing in the 2013-14 Premiership Campaign are Arsenal, Aston Villa, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Hull City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United0, Newcastle United0, Norwich City, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, and West Ham United.

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Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says there is heavy pressure on Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho to win the Champions League.

To date, Real Madrid is 13 points behind Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga title race.

On the other hand Man United is clear 15 points at the top of the Premiership still realistically challenging ofor the treble this season.

“Their target is the European Cup this year," said Ferguson. "They got a bad start in the league and they’re chasing their tails because Barcelona’s form is incredible. So I think Jose has set his sights on the European Cup this year, there’s no doubt about that.

“He’d be the only person to win the European Cup with three different teams, so it’s a fantastic challenge for him. I think the European Cup has always been important to him. He’s done a great job there, he’s got a terrific squad of players. But there’s no secret to his desire to win the European Cup.”

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Premier League: Manchester United 2-1 FC Liverpool


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Premier League top goal-scorer, Robin van Persie of Manchester United scored the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League "Manchester Derby" match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 13, 2013 in Manchester, England.

United remain in first place in the English Premier League after they easily defeated Liverpool today with goals from Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic. Luis Suarez did not score but Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool's only goal earning 3 more points for Man Utd.

It was van Persie's 9th goal in 9 games.

Robin van Persie opened the scoring with a side-footed finish across Pepe Reina to give United the lead.

After half-time, Sir Alex Ferguson replaced Ashley Young with Antonio Valencia after the England winger was injured in a collision with Daniel Agger.

Liverpool subbed new signing Daniel Sturridge for Lucas Leiva for Sturridge's Premier League debut.

Then Liverpool soon found themselves 2-0 down as Danny Welbeck was brought down by Martin Skrtel earning a free kick for United. Van Persie's resultant free-kick was headed home by Patrice Evra.

Sturridge then scored a goal back for the visitors, as he put home an easy tap-in to give Liverpool some hope of getting into the match.

United managed to stop Liverpool from scoring again and to hang on for the victory.

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