The former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has said that the upcoming season will be a big test for the new United boss David Moyes.
Moyes signed for Manchester United about one and half months back after managing Everton for 11 years. He has not yet started working as United boss officially. He will take charge in a few days when the team will start the pre-season training.
When asked about his thoughts on Moyes’ appointment, Sar said, “It’s going to be a big test for Moyes. I just want to wish him all the best because he is going to replace the greatest manager that this game has ever seen.”
“Moyes is a decent manager. He didn’t do a bad job for Everton in the last 10 years. He got the best out of many players there. If he can do the same at United, I am sure he will win some trophies.”
“One problem that Moyes had at Everton was the lack of quality players. He had to deal with the limited resources. At United, he won’t have that problem. He will have a number of quality players there. So, that’s a positive for him.”
When asked if he was surprised by Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to step down, Sar said, “Not completely. I had a feeling that his retirement was not too far away, but, I was not sure if he would retire at the end of the last season. However, we should respect his decision. He is a true legend.”
When asked about the speculations that Wayne Rooney would leave Manchester United this summer, Sar said, “I don’t think Wayne should do that. He will not get a better environment at any other club in the world.”