Unfortunately Sir Alex Ferguson had to retire one day! David Moyes was quickly appointed after a "unanimous" decision was agreed across the board, which included Ferguson.
Manchester City supporters feel this will swing the power towards them, for Chelsea it should guarantee Jose Mourinho as their new manager next season.
Does this mean Manchester United will fade away from the title picture and dissolve away from European power? The answer is no.
Sir Alex Ferguson took a few years to a win a trophy in English Football. The six year deal Moyes has been handed proves Manchester United are putting the same faith into him as they did to Sir Alex.
On a low budget and limited resources Moyes has managed eight top 10 finishes in 11 season including a fourth placed finish in 2005 and fifth place in 2008 and 2009. Also in 2009 Everton narrowly lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the FA Cup final, the closest Moyes has come to winning a trophy with the toffees. This includes a semi-final appearance in 2012.
He has built slowly but from having being perennial strugglers before Moyes he built squads on the tight budget not only able to survive but be one of the league toughest to beat teams.
Only the two Manchester clubs have lost more games than Moyes' Everton this season so this proves just how tough his team are to beat.
So thats Moyes at Everton. However at Manchester United there are things that Everton don't have and they will only work in his advantage. So the obvious is the budget. The biggest club in the world has big money whether their in debt or not. They spent over £40m last summer which included £24m for Robin van Persie. Also have history of spending big in recent years on players like Dimitar Berbatov, Rio Ferdinand, Ruud van Nistelrooy and many more. Speculation already suggest Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines will follow Moyes to Old Trafford and he might even get the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
This is something in which had Moyes had Everton may have been edging into the top four and challenging for honours.
Another thing Moyes has is the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson upstairs. This means the great man is only a doors knock away should Moyes feel he needs a little nudge in the right direction or a helping hand.
This can only be a bonus and the fact that arguably the greatest manager "handpicked" you to replace him can only be a huge confidence boost.
United have the players, they will invest and they have a manager who has 11 years Premier League experience. Additionally the majority of the Manchester United faithful will back him, unlike the farcical Rafa Benitez at Chelsea. I can only see United continuing where they left off and within the next six years we will see what a trophy looks like in the hands of David Moyes.
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