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Man Utd legend Schmeichel: Rivals convinced of weaker United under Moyes

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel knows their rivals smell blood over Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

David Moyes has succeed Ferguson and admits he's found the transition difficult.

"Every club would think they have a chance now," the Dane told the Mirror. "Manchester United have lost the most important person the club has had for many decades. Other clubs have been out there spending a lot of money.

"If I were them, I would do the same. Eleven points was the gap, that is going to be the interesting thing - can it be closed and bridged?

"It is interesting because obviously of the big changes at United. Edward Woodward has taken over as the new chief executive and David Moyes has taken over as manager.

"We don't really know how it is going to go. But Manchester United is Manchester United and we always manage to pull through.

"We have a fantastic squad with a lot of young players who have already won their first championship. That experience is going to help David Moyes as well.

"He also has Ryan there and Phil Neville to help him on culture and all these things that are important to Manchester United."

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