Moyes' first press conference

Manchester United's incoming manager David Moyes is giving his first press conference at Old Trafford today.

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David Moyes 'shocked' on taking the Man United job

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.

It was a really strange situation for me. I had no idea whatsoever. I knew nothing at all about it until Sir Alex gave me a call and asked me to come to his house.

I was expecting him to say "I'm going to take one of your players" but the first thing he told me was that he was retiring. I said: "yeah, when?" He was never going to retire. He said "next week" and his next words were "and you're the next Manchester United manager".

I was shocked but also incredibly thrilled that I was given the opportunity to manage Manchester United.

– Manchester United manager David Moyes.

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.

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David Moyes: 'Wayne Rooney is not for sale'

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."

Wayne Rooney Credit: Press Association

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.


David Moyes to give first presser at Old Trafford

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.

Manchester United's incoming manager David Moyes Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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.

Read: Ryan Giggs appointed player-coach at Manchester United

Ryan Giggs appointed player-coach at Man Utd

Giggs (right) with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the 2012/13 season. Credit: PA

Ryan Giggs has been appointed as a player-coach at Manchester United with immediate effect, the club have confirmed.

"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."

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