Moyes to Manchester United: who's saying what

Updated: 10 May 2013 09:11 IST

Who's saying what about Manchester United's decision to hire David Moyes as their new manager to succeed Alex Ferguson:

Here are the major quotes as Moyes and Ferguson move on:

"When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes, we unanimously agreed on David Moyes. David is a man of great integrity with a strong work ethic. I've admired his work for a long time."

- Alex Ferguson

"I'll do everything in my power to make sure we finish as high as possible in the table. Everton will always be close to me."

- Moyes

"In David Moyes, we have someone who understands the things that make this such a special club."

- Former United great Bobby Charlton

"Many thanks coach."

- Everton player Maroune Fellaini

"It could be a good appointment, but it takes time to say."

- Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez

"At this moment in time it would be a waste of time. It doesn't affect us. That's where we are. Speculation? That's part of the job."

- Wigan manager Roberto Martinez on his status as favourite to replace Moyes at Everton.

"Like the rest of the squad I have nothing but the highest regard for David Moyes. He is a first class operator."

- Everton defender Phil Jagielka

"He is a great manager and Manchester United are very lucky. It will be tough for all Evertonians to say goodbye to him, he's a great manager We've had a really good 11 years adventure with David Moyes and it's my job and the club's job to get a worthy successor and build on what David has quite definitely brought to the football club - and hopefully move on from there."

- Everton chairman Bill Kenwright

"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 Everton."

- United defender Rio Ferdinand

"He's honest and fair to his players as far as I'm aware. He sets high standards just as he expects high standards of ourselves."

- United's Michael Carrick

Topics : Football Manchester City Chelsea Manchester United Everton Wigan Athletic Liverpool Arsenal Aston Villa Alex Ferguson Victor Moses Michael Carrick Mark Hughes Marouane Fellaini English Premier League
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