Monday, July 29, 2013

Moyes impressed with young Man Utd trio

The Scot says he has learned a lot about his squad during its preseason tour and is settling into life with the Premier League champion well.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has praised youngsters Adnan Januzaj, Jesse Lingard and Wilfried Zaha after the Red Devils’ 5-2 friendly win over Kitchee.

Forward Lingard scored his fourth goal of the preseason tour in the win, with Januzaj also on target alongside Danny Welbeck, Chris Smalling and Fabio in Hong Kong.

Speaking after the game Moyes admitted he had learned a lot about many of his new players and revealed what the tour had meant to him.

"A couple of the young lads, Adnan and Jesse Lingard, who I didn't know as much about, did well and Wilfried Zaha, who has just joined, he has shown what he is capable of in the games he has played," he told reporters.

"I think they will go away from the trip feeling they have contributed to it. I am taking away the great experience of my first trip with Manchester United in general and what the football club means around the world."

The victory means Manchester United has won three of five games of its Far East tour and Moyes added that he has been pleased with the efforts of his players.

"I have also had a chance to get to know the players and try to settle into my new environment and for the players to get to know me as well," he added. "They have been working with a great manager for a long time a lot of them, so it is going to take time. But I have really enjoyed working with them. They have been incredibly professional.

"I can see why they are champions because of the way they conduct themselves and go about their business. I have been very impressed."