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Man Utd boss Moyes: Odd sitting in Sir Alex's chair...

Manchester United boss David Moyes admits it's difficult just thinking about succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.

Asked this week what it was like, for example, to inherit Sir Alex Ferguson's office at United's training ground, Moyes revealed it was "odd".

He said: "Even sitting in the chair for the first time felt odd.

"I actually did it myself with nobody looking. I thought I would have to see how it feels in case anybody thought I looked stupid. I still go into the office and feel... well, look, Sir Alex is still here and he will be.

"I have to take over from someone who I will not be better than. It will not get better than Sir Alex Ferguson. It just won't.

"But I will use him for advice. He will be a great mentor. I am looking forward to speaking with him. I have probably had half a dozen conversations with him already.

"I went to see him at home the other day. He was great. He is recovering from his hip operation.

"I think it is just taking over from someone... it is going to be very hard for anybody to get close. But I have worked hard to get to this position and I am going to work hard to maintain Manchester United at the top of the league."

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