Kilbane confident Moyes will enjoy Man Utd success

Former Sunderland star Kevin Kilbane is confident David Moyes will be successful with Manchester United.

Former Sunderland star Kevin Kilbane is confident David Moyes will be successful with Manchester United.

Kilbane played with Moyes as a YTS teenager at Preston and followed him to ­Goodison and he is in no doubt that his former team-mate and boss will be a major hit at Old Trafford.

Kilbane told the Daily Star: “He was always very ­knowledgeable and ­astute. He was like a sponge. He watched videos non-stop on players and games, sometimes ­until late at night.

“He was excellent in his preparations for games. Going from Preston to Everton was a huge step up and he’s going to manage a ­different calibre of player at United.

“It’s about keeping them motivated and he will do that. It is a perfect fit. Sir Alex will be in the background and a shadow around the place.

“But David will embrace that and get his ­advice when required. He’ll do wonderfully well. It takes a certain character to go to a club like United and excel and he’s in the Ferguson mould.”

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