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Kilbane backs Moyes

FORMER Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane is "delighted" that his former boss David Moyes is set to become the next Man United manager.

Kilbane played under Moyes at Preston and the Scot then took Kilbane to Goodison Park when Moyes got the Everton job in 2002.

"There is nobody better to succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United than David Moyes," he gushed.

"I am delighted, thoroughly delighted," he said. "I have played under him and played alongside him at Preston as well. "He is a former team-mate and manager and I've got to say I am absolutely delighted. I think he is a top manager.

"I've thought about it a lot and I don't think there is any manager that would be more fitting to go in there and work with the club, having Sir Alex Ferguson above him.

"I am sure he will seek his advice along the way and there are not too many managers that will be too forthcoming in going and knocking on Sir Alex Ferguson's door. David Moyes would do that.

"He is a strong character in his own right and what he has done at Everton has been a huge achievement."