Moyes will struggle in comparison to Sir Alex's years of success, says McQueen

The Everton manager is set to take over at Old Trafford and the former Manchester United defender believes the Scot is the right choice, ahead of Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho
By Russell Stoddart

Former Manchester United defender Gordon McQueen believes David Moyes, who is set to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, will struggle to deliver success at the same level of the outgoing 71-year-old Scot.

On Wednesday morning, Sir Alex confirmed he will retire at the end of the season but will remain at the club as a director and ambassador.

10/1 Man Utd are 10/1 with Coral not to finish in the top four next season exclusively revealed that Moyes is on the verge of being announced as United's next manager although McQueen is adamant that whoever was next in line to take the job would find it difficult in comparison to Sir Alex's unprecedented period of success.

"All the fans will be worried now who comes next after years of uninterrupted success - and there's no doubt that whoever comes in will struggle in comparison," he said.

"There are plenty of people at that club who don't know anything other than Sir Alex as manager - the under 30s have never heard of Ron Atkinson or anyone who preceded Ferguson's time at the club."

Despite conceding that current Real Madrid boss will likely be the supporters ideal candidate to step into the top job at Old Trafford, McQueen backed Everton manager Moyes as the right man to replace Sir Alex.

"Mourinho will be the fans' choice but I'd go for David Moyes, simply because of his work ethic and the teams that he has built on a shoestring.

"The only drawback is that he has never won anything."