Scot gives his first press conference since replacing Ferguson at Old Trafford.
New Manchester United head coach David Moyes says that it was his predecessor himself Sir Alex Ferguson who told him that he was to be the next Red Devils manager, reports BBC Sport Online.
The 50-year-old was speaking at his very first press conference since being appointed to replace Ferguson in the Old Trafford hot seat next season after the Scot had stunned the world of football by deciding to call time on his illustrious and trophy-laden career in the north west in May after more than 26 years in charge of United.
And Moyes admitted that he had absolutely “no idea” whatsoever that Ferguson was planning ion retiring, before adding that he was “incredibly thrilled” to be taking on the role.
Meanwhile the Glaswegian, who had been at Everton for 12 years during which time he oversaw 518 matches in charge of the Toffees, winning 218 of those contests to leave him with an overall win percentage of 42, also confirmed that star front man Wayne Rooney “will not be sold” to any club this summer, despite the player reportedly wanting to leave United.