Back in May, Sir Alex Ferguson made an announcement that shook the footballing world and changed the history of Manchester United forever.

He announced his retirement.

This was a surprise to many; however, rumours had been circulating in the days leading up to Ferguson's announcement.

The big question after Ferguson's retirement was: Jose Mourinho or David Moyes?

Mourinho has since stated he didn't want the United job, which I find hard to believe. He has also since been installed as Chelsea manager for the second time.

So it was left to Moyes, and within days of Ferguson's announcement, the Everton boss was announced as Ferguson's successor.

It may of been a couple of months since Moyes was announced as Ferguson's successor but the Scot didn't take to his new role (officially) until July 1.

Although he has been at work since 7am on Monday morning he has yet to greet the press at Carrington - or, as it's now called, the AON Training Complex.

His first press conference takes place later today, when he will be in front of the spotlights from 4pm onwards.

One of the main questions on the agenda will be transfers. Thiago Alcantara is the name being mooted most. The 22-year-old has been linked with United for the last six weeks after his £78m buyout clause dropped down to £17m, due to a lack of minutes at the Nou Camp last season.

Some sources even believe Thiago has already agreed a deal with the Barcelona starlet and his father Mazinho; however, United still have to iron out a final fee with Barcelona.

Another man being mentioned is Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay. The Argentina international looks very close to joining United and the Daily Express has even suggested Garay is already house hunting in the north-west of England.

Other names include Everton left-back Leighton Baines and possibly PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman.

Another topic may be Moyes' radical overhaul of his backroom staff, with Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville coming into coaching roles.

Whatever happens at 4pm, expect to be seeing a very fresh and new Manchester United Football Club by Saturday morning.

 

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