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Moyes: 'Wasn't planning to quit'

The outgoing Everton boss David Moyes has said he "wasn't planning to leave" the club, as he faced the media for the first time since he was named as the new Manchester United manager.

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Moyes 'cut from same cloth' as predecessors

Ed Woodward, who will become Manchester United's chief executive in the summer when David Gill steps down, said David Moyes "is cut from the same cloth" as his predecessors 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.

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.

– Ed Woodward

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