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David Moyes wins fans over by signing legends

Moyes has appointed Neville as a coach. (©GettyImages)
Moyes has appointed Neville as a coach. (©GettyImages).

David Moyes has only been at Manchester United a few days and has signed up two Reds' heroes; Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville but not in a playing capacity.

Instead the pair will join the backroom coaching staff with the Welshman taking up a player-coach role.

A clever move from the new United boss appointing two legends at Old Trafford, which should work in Moyes' favour in getting any doubting fans on board. 

The Scot's fellow countryman and predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson has be hailed amongst the greatest, if not the greatest coach to grace the game, but the former Everton boss has certainly made a bold statement in appointing the pair.

Ryan Giggs will be viewed by most as the greatest player to play for the club and beginning his coaching career at the club where he has spent his entire career is a great way to start. The winger will be 40 this year and has made a record breaking 941 appearances for his boyhood team. 

The most decorated player in English football will be starting a new chapter of his life this season whilst still harbouring the incredible record of continuing to play at the top level, but what an ideal place to begin his coaching trail. 

Similarly, Neville who hung up his boots last season is looking to take the step into coaching. The 36 year old ended his playing days at Everton under David Moyes but will now follow his former boss to the club where he began his career. The former Old Trafford defender is excited to be teaming up with old faces.

He told reporters: "I've really enjoyed working with David and his staff as a player and I think that, together with Ryan, we can make a real contribution to Manchester United."

This shrewd move from Moyes could yet prove to be his best signings of the summer, both know the club inside out and fans will certainly approve the appointments.


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Ryan Giggs
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