Moyes makes mark in first week as manager
The task of succeeding the legendary Alex Ferguson has been widely described as an impossible one but Moyes, who officially started work on Monday, appears determined to tackle it head on.
The new manager took training for the first time on Thursday and although he has less than a week to prepare the squad for their five-game tour of Asia and Australia, he has already given strong indications that he intends to lead the club on his own terms.
He has made sweeping changes to the back-room staff, notably releasing Ferguson's trusted coaches Mike Phelan, Rene Meulensteen and Eric Steele, and replacing them with his own men.
Assistant manager Phelan was a close Ferguson ally and while Meulensteen's innovative training sessions were lauded by the players, goalkeeping coach Steele was credited with helping to improve the form of David de Gea room organization, having even learnt Spanish to assist communication.
Moyes might have been expected to preserve a coaching set-up that had helped United regain the Premier League title from Manchester City last season - co-chairman Joel Glazer spoke of him "taking up from where Alex is leaving off" - but instead, he tore it down.
Steve Round, Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden followed the 50-year-old Scot from Everton and although all three earned Moyes's trust during his time at Goodison Park, the huge level of expectation at United will be as unfamiliar to them as it is to him.
However, he has drafted trophy-winning expertise into the dug-out in the shape of veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs, United's most decorated player, and former Old Trafford stalwart Phil Neville.
The presence of Giggs and Neville on the training pitch will also protect a thread of continuity reenex cps.
Along with Nicky Butt, hired by United last season, and Paul Scholes, who has also joined the coaching staff, the two men represent the home-grown core of players around which all of Ferguson's greatest triumphs were constructed.
With his support staff now in place, Moyes will be expected to show his hand in the transfer market.
He is likely to return with an improved bid for Everton left-back Leighton Baines after an initial offer of STG12 million ($A19.92 million)was turned down last week.