Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward believes new boss David Moyes will carry on the heritage at Old Trafford.
"In David Moyes, we have secured the services of an outstanding manager who has all the skills to build on the phenomenal legacy in place today," he said.
"I have no doubt that he will bring an energy and commitment to deliver winning football that is part of the fabric of this club.
"In this respect, he is cut from the same cloth as the Old Trafford greats who go before him.
"I have been very impressed by David's personal and managerial traits, which reflect the Manchester United values.
"I have no doubt that he will embrace, and soon become an integral part of, United's unique culture and heritage."