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Hodgson: Moyes qualities suit Man Utd

England coach Roy Hodgson admits he's close to new Manchester United manager David Moyes.

Hodgson welcomed Moyes to Italy when he was in charge of Udinese to assist the then-Preston boss with his pro-licence.

Hodgson said: "David has been a friend since the time he visited me when I was at Udinese. He spent a week with me so we've been more than colleagues and acquaintances for a long time.

"I've followed his career very closely in the last five years, often on the bench on the other side from him - and I think he's done a fantastic job at Everton.

"He's a man whose record speaks for itself.

"Manchester United had an enormous choice when Sir Alex stepped down. They decided David had the qualities they were looking for."

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