Moyes acknowledges need to win over Manchester United players

Speaking at an exclusive coaching conference in New York, the new Red Devils boss revealed how he plans to manage and gain the respect of the Old Trafford dressing room
Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that his first task at Old Trafford will be winning the trust and respect of his players.

The former Everton manager will officially take over from Sir Alex Ferguson on July 1 after his compatriot decided to end his 26-year reign with the 20-time league champions.

In a speech made at a conference in New York, Moyes explained that hard work and a grasp of the psychological side of the game remain fundamental to his approach.

"You have to earn your stars when dealing with players," he told the delegation of over 300 coaches and directors. "It's up to you to show what you've got.

"If you want to work for me you need to be able to work seven days a week. I need to know my staff will give me that effort.

"Discipline has to come from within for players. And I'm a great believer in giving young players opportunities. Developing players mentally is very important, but it needs to fit with what the players want."

Moyes also acknowledged the importance of his transfer policy, stressing the need to keep up to date with the latest developments in scouting and recruitment.

"You have to keep your eye on what the industry is doing - what's new," he said. "And your recruiting as a manager can determine whether you keep your job.

"Everton needed a new direction when I came in and, as a coach, you have to find ways you can keep developing."