Afternoon Report: May 22

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New Manchester United manager David Moyes is the real 'Special One', according to former-Everton and United defender Phil Neville. Moyes takes over from Ferguson on July 1, and Neville believes he was by far the best candidate available for the job.

Gary Cahill says he would look forward to working under Jose Mourinho if the Portuguese coach returned to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho will leave Real Madrid this summer, and is widely expected to be named the new Chelsea manager.

Samir Nasri has backed Manuel Pellegrini to replace Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. Nasri admits he's been impressed by Pellegrini's work in Spain, where he's managed Real Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal, and would be happy to work with him at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal's record appearance maker David O'Leary doesn't expect his record to be broken any time soon - but if there's one player to do it, he'd love it to be Jack Wilshere. O'Leary made 722 appearances for the Gunners over an 18-year Higbury career.

Tottenham club head of football development Tim Sherwood is 'one million per cent' sure Gareth Bale will stay this summer. Sherwood insists the Spurs star is happy at White Hart Lane, and will be at the club for the start of next season.

Leo Messi has admitted Barcelona's dip in form this season coincided with the absence of first-team boss Tito Vilanova. But Messi insisted Barcelona will not change their style of play despite the European setbacks, a style that's defined the team for the last five years. 

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