Man Utd boss Moyes: I'll be involved more on training pitch

Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he'll be more involved on the training pitch than predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he'll be more involved on the training pitch than predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes was quizzed about the differences between his coaching methods and Ferguson’s.

He said: “I coach more, I’m on the training ground — and that’s not to say Sir Alex wasn’t a great coach but, with age and time, that changed.

“I might be a bit more around it while Sir Alex gave time to other things — which I need to get better at myself.

“Maybe next time we do an interview in a few months I might say, ‘Right, I’m not doing any of that’ or ‘I’ve been doing too much of something else’.

“But my focus is not to change the reasons why people thought I was the right candidate for the job — because if I was going to change it would mean I am starting again.

“I want to work with the core of the players. I will delegate in the right areas and will do other work.

“But I would like it to be after I have finished all my football work with the players.

“I’ve said to them all, ‘I’ll get to know you with three weeks away and will try to chat with you, understand you more’.

“There will be things I do that are different. But there are a lot of things that I see at Manchester United that are great old-fashioned values, great traditions and I will pass them on to whoever is the next manager because those things won’t change.”

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