The Scot is confident that despite Ferguson leaving the club can still triumph in the league.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes faces a tough task this season as the 50-year-old is tasked with trying to emulate the success of legendary predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.
Under the great Scot, the Red Devils won 13 Premier League titles – including the last victory in 2012/13 when United finished 11 points clear at the top.
Yet even though Ferguson has retired after 27 years in charge at Old Trafford, successor Moyes believes he can bring the same level of achievement in the coming campaign.
“This is the squad that finished 11 points clear at the top of the league last season so I am confident in the squad,” the former Everton boss was quoted on Sky Sports.
“But even without additions this squad will be tough opponents for any team – they will be looking at Manchester United.
“We know we will be challenged by everybody, every game we play.”
It will certainly be interesting in the English top tier this year with all three managers in the top three last term – Ferguson at United, Roberto Mancini at Manchester City and Rafael Benitez at Chelsea – having been replaced this summer.
With Manuel Pellegrini now in charge at City and Stamford Bridge welcoming back the ever successful Jose Mourinho, Moyes will have his work cut out to finish first again.
However, as the Glaswegian rightly points out the squad the manager has at his disposal is almost the same as last year – although Paul Scholes has now retired and there is constant links with a departure for Wayne Rooney, with the Blues the most likely destination.