The 50-year-old is not set to officially take over from the retired Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford until July 1, but has already allowed assistant manager Mike Phelan and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele to leave the Premier League champions.
| MANCHESTER UNITED LATEST
|16/1||Manchester United are 2/1 with Coral to win the Premier League next season
"Everyone’s got their own opinions," he told the Manchester Evening News. “But I think you need your own people around you. You need to know people are on your side and be able to trust them and talk to them.
"I think everybody wants that around them. There’s lots of downtime in this game and you need people around you who you know are with you.
"[Sir] Alex had a great staff and I’m sure they’ll go on and work elsewhere. But David loved his staff at Everton and he’s brought them with him."