Man Utd defender Ferdinand: Moyes signals longevity

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand expects a smooth transition as David Moyes succeeds Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand expects a smooth transition as David Moyes succeeds Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson shocked the world of football in May by announcing his retirement after 26 years at Old Trafford but Ferdinand expects it to be business as usual under Moyes.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Ferdinand said: "I just think the appointment of David Moyes signals longevity.

"More than anything, I think the club wanted a manager who was going to be here for a long period of time and try to emulate what Sir Alex did. The new boss will have his own ways and his own style of management but there are elements of Sir Alex in him."

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