What do we know about David Moyes' Manchester United?

David Moyes

David Moyes was announced as new Manchester United manager roughly a month ago so what has happened since then?

Well the short story is, not a lot because Moyes’ contract with Everton hasn't officially expired yet, which means he’s limited in terms of what he can do from his new Old Trafford office.

We can draw natural conclusions on how the club is going to be run during his tenure and not a lot has changed since the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

There are several key decisions Moyes has already made, which will see a new backroom team at United next season with high profile departures of key staff happening swiftly with very little publicity.

Moyes has also given nothing away with regards to the Wayne Rooney saga which is another perfect example of how he likes to keep things behind closed doors in the same way as Fergie.

The pair are bound to have spoken already and Moyes has done superbly to this point in terms of stopping Rooney from officially or unofficially saying he’s off to one of the club’s Premier League rivals.

That means there is still the chance he could stay at United and that is definitely something which will aid Moyes ahead of the new season because it reduces the chance that United will have to go and get a replacement.

It shows there is respect in the relationship which only increases the chance Rooney will stay of Moyes gives him the role and status in the current side that he seems to be looking for.

In terms of players we know that the squad is going to stay mostly the same with the retention of Rio Ferdinand for another season an important factor looking forward.

The number of transfer rumours flying around suggests that if Moyes wants a certain player, United will back him to go and get that player in the same way they would have backed Ferguson.

The calibre of the names at the centre of those transfer rumours also shows the stature and profile of the club hasn’t changed because he’s in charge.

Moyes has also already said that he believes he will be judged based on the signings he makes as the United boss and the success which those signings subsequently allow.

That means he’s not going to take too many risks in terms of bringing in a high number of new players which would unsettle the balance of a side which has just won the Premier League title.

We also know there is going to be a chance for the younger players at the club next season, most likely in the lower priority cup competitions.

The point being the way United have gone from one transition of a team into the next is not going to change so the way United crate teams which challenge for silverware and titles is going to stay the same.

It’ll be easier to judge United by the time they get to the Community Shield match against Wigan on August 11 but for now there’s no reason for United fans to start moaning.

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