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Manchester United will win trophies under David Moyes

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So the season has ended and, in a way, that was somewhat predictable when it comes to who would win which trophies, apart from the excellent FA Cup triumph for Wigan Athletic.

Manchester United dominated the league by grinding out results even when they weren’t at their best.

It was clear all season long that yet again Sir Alex Ferguson proved he had crafted another sensational team, even if it could be argued it lacked the quality of previous United teams.

It seemed fitting that having claimed a record 20th league title - 13 in the Premier League era - Ferguson would call time on his impeccable career.

United seemingly left in fantastic shape for whoever was chosen to take up the reins of the most successful team in English history.

The man chosen was a fellow Scotsman who many have claimed was cut from the same cloth as Sir Alex. That man was David Moyes.

Despite not leading Everton to any silverware, Moyes has turned Everton into a real contender for Champions League football and narrowly missed out on an FA Cup victory all on the smallest of budgets.

Personally, as a lifelong United fan, I think Moyes was the best person for the job. Not only is he a fantastic leader with similar principles to Ferguson he has also shown commitment to Everton for the last 10 years which is exactly what United need from their next manager.

So, it appears that United have made a very clever choice, but what steps should Moyes take in order to pick up from where Sir Alex left the team?

First for Moyes is to make sure that he understands the history of United and what it means to each and every player to pull on the famous red shirt.

Once he has had a chance to immerse himself in the status of the club it is crucial for Moyes to get the dressing room onside by working with the key senior players and using their influence on the team to welcome him as the man to continue the clubs success.

Players like Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and captain Nemanja Vidic are key factors to Moyes' success. Like at Chelsea, if the big players don’t back a manager the club will fall apart. Despite this it is also essential that Moyes gets the point across that he is not Ferguson and will have his own ideas and will want players to embrace the change.

Many say that as United aren’t used to this it will be a huge task. I think that change is something United are used to. They often face the challenge of changing competitors, losing key players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Edwin van der Sar and other big names - and time and time again United have responded like true champions.

With all the talk of change and the challenges ahead it is important to remember that United have the best squad in the league at present, which is full of confidence and the desire to win. It is in the blood of every player at the club to play the best football and win every game at all costs.

That is something you can’t take away even with a new manager making Moyes’ task that much easier.

I do feel that there are one or two areas that he can make a huge impact on to help United take the next step in the Champions League next season and reclaim their place as one of Europe’s elite.

The first area is to bring in one or two new players; I feel these should be of marquee calibre. Should he land the signature of a player like Ronaldo or Gareth Bale, the fans will get behind him and the team will be one that can replicate the excellent attacking football that lead them to three Champions League finals in four years.

If Moyes can get the dressing room on his side, add the type of player to win over the fans and emphasise the point that he is there to lead the team to success then United will not only retain the League but they are likely to add even more trophies to the cabinet.

No one can say how next season will play out but what I do know is that, even without Ferguson, United will be as hungry as ever to win every competition.

That hunger alone is enough to concern all teams that will face them.

 

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