Rio: Man U 'acted impeccably' on Sir Alex replacement

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand told MUTV: "It was important the club made a decision quickly and got it all sorted before people could start making rumours.

Rio Ferdinand (left) with Michael Carrick at Chester races yesterday. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

"The club have acted impeccably in that respect.

"It's great to see the new manager coming in, we've never had a problem with him here at United, he's a very honest man from the players you speak to and he's done a fantastic job at his previous club Everton.

"I'm sure he'll be very, very open and sympathetic to the traditions of the club and try and continue that and not come in and try and make crazy changes in terms of the whole characteristics of the club."

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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.