Former Manchester United midfielder Alan Smith has heaped praise on new Manchester United assistant Steve Round.

Smith, who is now plying his trade at MK Dons, worked with Round when he was at Newcastle.  

The ex-United player, speaking to Manchester United's official website, said: "I’ve worked with Steve Round at Newcastle and he’s a great coach.

"I know a lot of the lads respect him as a coach and I spent a good bit of time at Newcastle with him and he’s very thorough in what he does. I think he will prove to be an asset to Manchester United.

"Sir Alex Ferguson will have done his homework on who to appoint and who to bring in to take over the mantle. 

"My experience of Steve Round is he’s a great coach, who is enthusiastic as well and I think, over the years to come, he’s sure to develop into a great asset to the club. 

"He will bring in some new ideas and David Moyes is experienced as well. He will know Round is a good coach and he’s worked with him for several years since Steve left Newcastle when Sam Allardyce departed.

"He’s been with Moyes ever since and I’m sure they’ll want to prove a point as well and show how good they are. 

"I’m sure it will be exciting for everybody looking on to see how it goes. "I think it will be strange for everyone on the first day of the season to not have Sir Alex there. 

"But there will always have to be someone else to take that mantle and David Moyes and Steve Round will do as well as they possibly can. 

"Everyone will be watching on with a lot of interest to see how it goes."


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