It would seem that the drive and determination of Sir Alex Ferguson is already rubbing off on the man that will replace him, David Moyes.
Moyes officially leaves Everton at the end of June and starts work at United on July 1 but it would appear that he’s already told Ferguson to clear out his office so he can settle in and get to work.
It’s a hugely positive piece of news for any United supporter who may have had any doubts over the appointment of Moyes and it’s the perfect demonstration that the new boss is already copying, to some degree, the outgoing one.
Moyes has plenty to sort out in his new role, which starts by getting to know all of the staff and his timing in that respect is perfect because he goes into work effectively under no pressure until the transfer window opens.
There are going to be plenty of people at United right now fearful for their jobs because of the fact Ferguson is leaving.
In terms of the team staff, there are people who have been at United for as long as Ferguson and Moyes needs to make solid judgement calls on who to keep and who to draft in as members of his own team.
There is real value in getting to know the staff early and they deserve that level of respect, which is something Moyes will already be well aware of.
He may also want to meet several of the senior players before they all jet off on summer holidays before returning for a gruelling pre-season.
That includes the likes of Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand, both very influential members of the dressing room who it’s very important for Moyes to get on side early on.
The issue of Wayne Rooney’s future is of course going to be one of his most pressing concerns ahead of the summer.
Rooney appeared at the victory parade to celebrate the 13th Premier League title for United, with the majority of supporters there chanting his name and showing obvious support, urging him to stay.
This isn’t an issue that Moyes is going to sort out quickly but he can make it clear to Rooney how important he is to the club and the current side, which will give him a chance to think more strongly about leaving when he goes on holiday.
All in all it just seems very sensible and it’s a great indication that Moyes is not looking to rest easily into his new job, but embrace it head on and there’s no better or faster way for him to do that than starting work ahead of schedule.
Is this a good idea by Moyes or should he wait?
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