‘Show me what you’ve got’: David Moyes has no room for slackers at Manchester United

By Chris Bailey

Workaholic David Moyes will demand nothing less than 100% commitment from Manchester United’s superstars once he officially takes charge at Old Trafford.

The 50-year-old Scot, who dived straight into management at Preston North End after his playing career came to a close, is known for his work ethic.

And any Red Devil caught slacking under the new regime could find himself heading for the exit door as Moyes looks to reward those who put in the hard graft.

“If you want to work for me you need to be able to work seven days a week,” said Moyes at a coaching conference in New York. “It’s up to you to show what you’ve got.

“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 took charge of Everton in 2002 and guided them to the Champions League qualifying round in 2005, to then reach the FA Cup final four years later.

And the ex-defender believes his ability to move with the times helped him build a managerial platform at the Toffees.

“You have to keep your eye on what the industry is doing and what’s new,” Moyes added.

“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.”

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