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New Manchester United manager has spoken for the first time about taking the job and the former Everton boss revealed the extraordinary circumstances in which he inherited the role from his recently retired predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.
Speaking in front of the world’s media during his first-ever press conference with the Reds, the 50-year-old also outlined a desire to replicate the success that has been enjoyed at Old Trafford.
He added that everyone knows the "manager before was incredible, somebody everybody in football looks up to. There's probably no better".
"He comes from a great list of Scottish managers; Stein, Shankly... and Sir Alex is certainly up there," Moyes said.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Wayne Rooney is not for sale after facing the media for the first time in his Old Trafford reign.
"Wayne is not for sale," he said. "He's a Manchester United player and he will remain a Manchester United player."
Rooney's future has been the focus of much speculation this summer and has cast a huge shadow over the early stages of Moyes' tenure as he replaces Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United's incoming manager David Moyes will give his first press conference at Old Trafford today.
The former Everton manager is bound to be asked about Wayne Rooney's future at the club, and the pressure of stepping into Sir Alex Ferguson's boots.
Moyes may also announce the signing of Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara; something he is thought to have been pursuing.
He is also bound to speak about the appointment of Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville to his coaching staff at the club.
"It’s a great privilege," he said. "I hope I will be able to bring my experience to bear."
"It's no secret that I have been taking my qualifications and I see this as the first step in my future career.
"I'm really looking forward to working alongside David and the team."