Manchester United assistant manager Steve Round says manager David Moyes can handle the early criticism of his reign.
Round insists Moyes can rise above any early negativity and make it a smooth and silver-lined transition.
"Without a doubt David was ready for this job," he told the Manchester Evening News. "I had five years at Everton with him and he impressed me every day. There is not a day goes by where you take your foot off the gas with him. He is 100 per cent every day with an incredible work ethic.
"He also has an incredible desire to succeed. He now has the stature and presence to move to a club like this. I really do believe he will be a big success here.
"Now I have been in this club and environment I can understand why Sir Alex and the board appointed him, to keep that continuity, work ethic, drive and feeling about the club going.
"It was very important to them and I can understand now that I have been here and lived it. They were made for each other."
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