Anichebe said: "David Moyes has been such a help for me. He has been like a father figure.
"He brought me through when I was just a boy and he has stuck with me through thick and thin.
"It was a wrench and there were moments even when I was driving down when I thought, 'Is this the right decision?'
"I've been there for 15 years - since I was a child.
"It was difficult but I thought it was the right time to leave."
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