The Blues' interim manager believes the outgoing Everton boss can succeed at Old Trafford, while also suggesting Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will spend £100m this summerChelsea boss Rafa Benitez has backed David Moyes to succeed as Manchester United manager next season.
The 49-year-old will spend his last ever match as Everton manager opposite Benitez in the dugout at Stamford Bridge this weekend, before taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford next season.
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"He is a good manager, I think he can do a good job [at Manchester United]," the Spaniard told reporters.
"We want to win on Sunday, I don't expect any draws. We have to approach the game to win, and see what happens after that."
The 53-year-old, who led Chelsea to their first ever Europa League trophy on Wednesday, has also targeted a third-place finish for his side.
"It would be a pity after the season we've had not to finish in the top three," continued Benitez. "This is a very good group of players.
"I am sure they will improve and with the experience from this season, really push on next year"
The Spaniard has envisaged a "bright future" for the Blues, hinting that owner Roman Abramovich will give Chelsea's next boss - expected to be Jose Mourinho - a £100m transfer budget this summer.
"What I am sure about is that next season Chelsea will be much better because they will spend £100m and they will sign three or four players," the 53-year-old told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.
"The foundation is already there. The future is bright for them. I don’t know who the next coach will be, I am not the one who should say, even though everyone speculates the same person."