Moyes was the obvious choice for Manchester United, says Landon Donovan

The LA Galaxy attacker, who spent loan spells under the new Red Devils boss in 2010 and 2012, believes the 50-year-old will thrive at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor
By Zac Lee Rigg

LA Galaxy attacker and two-time Everton loan signing Landon Donovan has backed new Manchester United manager David Moyes to be a success at Old Trafford.

The American attacker had two seperate loan spells under the 50-year-old at Goodison Park during the MLS off-season, and knows Moyes' characteristics and ability first hand.

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The former Preston manager faces the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, who won 13 Premier League titles in his 26 years at the club, but Donovan believes Moyes is more than capable of rising to the challenge.

"He'll be fine," Donovan told "I have no doubt that he'll do well there.

"It was, in my opinion, a pretty obvious choice.

"He is – across the board, by players, fans, staff, referees – very respected. I think he'll do a fantastic job. I'm very happy for him."

Moyes has a history of trusting American players, dating back to Brian McBride at Preston in 2000, while U.S.A. international Tim Howard has been Moyes' No.1 goalkeeper at Everton since 2006. However, Donovan does not see Moyes going out of his way to cater to Americans.

"He's got a job to do," Donovan said. "Whether someone's American or Argentinian or Bosnian or Albanian or English, he's going to pick the best players he can."

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