The 50-year-old has the unenviable task of following the irreplaceable but he is walking into the Old Trafford dressing room under the personal recommendation of Ferguson – high praise indeed.
He does have a lot of parallels with Ferguson and not just because he is Scottish. Known for having a fiery temper at times and for promoting the youth, Moyes has been given a six year testament to how much faith United have in him.
And having a close relationship with the fans from the outset is certainly going to be essential at Old Trafford, so Moyes is making a good start in that respect.
Bring on #MoyesBoyes