The Scot has admitted that he has already called on the advice of Sir Alex Ferguson half-a-dozen times but will not be using his predecessor to help him secure transfer targets in the last week of the window.
"Normally, a new manager never inherits a team that is as good [as Manchester United],' said Moyes (right). 'Typically, you inherit the job because your predecessor was sacked - because the team haven't had the desired results. Here it's completely different. I take over from a manager who has succeeded. But United are a club who have always had to evolve, grow, and that will encourage me during the next two years.
"But the previous coach left incredible things in place. The most important is the mentality, the mentality of winning - 'We won the title? OK. Win the next one'. This is something that is difficult to express in words, but when you're immersed in it you feel it, you see it. The players have this spirit of competition.
"But it will take me perhaps 18 months or two years to change things as I wish. How long did it take Sir Alex to make changes the way he wanted? What is great is that I will have the opportunity to do this at Manchester United. I would not have been given this at other clubs."
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