David Moyes "privileged" to be Manchester United manager

David Moyes at a Europa League press conference.
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David Moyes admits that it is a privilege to become Manchester United manager.

New Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that it is a privilege to be in charge of the Red Devils, having been appointed to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.

Speaking to the press for the first time since taking charge, Moyes said that he owed a lot to the former manager for his role in bringing him to the club.

"I feel incredibly privileged that I was given the opportunity to manage Manchester United," Moyes said.

"I was grateful to Sir Alex and the board for making that happen. I knew nothing about the job until Sir Alex gave me the call and asked me to come to his house.

"I expected him to say he wanted one of my players, but the first thing he said was he was retiring and then he said, 'You're the next manager'. That was enough. I was shocked."

Moyes also said that Wayne Rooney would not be sold this summer.

Everton manager David Moyes during the Premier League match with Chelsea on May 19, 2013
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