Moyes: I'm delighted Sir Alex backed me for Man Utd job
Two days earlier he was still working on Everton's plans for next pre-season.
Yet, after being handed a six-year deal at Old Trafford, he admitted he was "thrilled and delighted" by his appointment.
Moyes confessed: "It's a great honour and I'm delighted Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job.
"I know how hard it will be to follow the best manager ever.