David Moyes surprised by Manchester United support

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Manchester United's boss David Moyes has revealed he had no idea how extensive the club's global support was. 

He also revealed in a press conference in Sydney what Sir Alex Ferguson told he what to expect.

He told Manchester United's official website: "I managed a very good club at Everton and we had great support out here – we visited Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and enjoyed that – but I have to put this into perspective and it's completely different.  

"The amount of support we've had, the amount of interest from the press, we're constantly watched and scrutinised and it's something I'll have to come to terms with.  

"But the previous manager, Sir Alex, told me what to expect. He told me especially what the tours were going to be like and I think if you have a football club like Manchester United you have to make sure you go to your supporters worldwide and I think as a football club Manchester United do that very well.  

"They take the club around the world and try and engage with the supporters wherever they are."

Moyes also shared ambitions for the club in the 2013/14 season, saying he ideally wants to win as much as possibly with the Red Devils.

"The objectives for the season are probably no different from what any Manchester United objectives would be: to win as many trophies as possible.  

"It's my first season as manager and I'm following probably the finest football manager that’s ever lived. If I can even win a quarter of what he won I'll have done very well. 

"The first thing is to settle in to the job, get to know everybody and find my own way around."  

Manchester United play the Foxtel A-League All-Stars in Sydney on Saturday for their second pre-season game.

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