Manchester United coach Phil Neville has insisted that David Moyes has been preparing to become the club's manager "all of his life".
Moyes has replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, and Neville, who will form part of the Scot's backroom staff, has revealed that the former Everton boss has already earned the respect of the club's players.
The 36-year-old told The Sun: "David has been preparing for this job all his life and whether it has been at Preston or Everton, he has, at the back of his mind, always been thinking that one day he wanted to manage the best.
"He has the drive and the determination and already he has the respect of the players. That is his strength - out on the training field when he is coaching the team."