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Rio Ferdinand confident of success under Moyes

Ferdinand targets more trophies (©GettyImages)
Ferdinand targets more trophies (©GettyImages).

Rio Ferdinand is confident that Manchester United will succeed under new manager David Moyes. 

Ferdinand, who has his testimonial on August 9 against Sevilla, doesn't believe comparisons should be made between ex-United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Moyes, however the ex-England international does believe the Red Devils will continue to challenge for trophies under the new regime. 

The 34-year-old told Sky Sports News: "The manager beforehand was an individual. There won't be anyone like him, you can't expect anyone to fill his boots exactly the same way.

"I don't think you can draw comparisons with them yet, we need to give the manager time.

"I just look at it how I would be in the job. Would you lean on players that have been here for many years for the experience and ask questions to better yourself? Course you would so you expect that."

Ferdinand also believes that the experience of Old Trafford stars like himself and Ryan Giggs can only benefit the new manager succeed. He continued by saying: "But I think the manager's fortunate he's got someone like Giggsy among others like myself who have been here for many years and know the fabric of the club.

"If there's anything we can pass on through experience to help him be a better manager and help us win trophies then fantastic."

The veteran has also insisted that he has complete confidence in the current squad, despite the club only recruiting Guillermo Varela so far this summer. 

"We're confident. If we had to go into the season with the players that we've got now I'd be more than confident and with high hopes of doing well and winning trophies.

"If the manager adds to that and chooses to add to that, then great - but it remains to be seen."

United have been heavily linked with the signing of Cesc Fabregas, however Moyes recently admitted he was unsure as to whether the Red Devils would make a third bid for the Barcelona star. Recent reports have suggested Luka Modric could come to Old Trafford as a Fabrgeas alternative.

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