David Moyes meeting Manchester United backroom staff

David Moyes (left) is to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United's manager

David Moyes held talks with Manchester United's squad and coaching staff on Monday after starting work at his new club in an unofficial capacity.

The Scot met with Sir Alex Ferguson and chief executive David Gill as well as members of United's backroom staff.

Moyes arrived at United's Carrington training ground on his own but left with Ferguson to attend the League Managers' Association awards in London.

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David Moyes will replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man Utd - profile

Moyes does not officially replace Ferguson at Old Trafford until 1 July.

Ferguson, 71, announced in early May that he would be retiring at the end of the season following more than 26 years in charge at Manchester United and handpicked Moyes as his successor.

The meetings on Monday were driven by Moyes's desire to give staff at Old Trafford and Goodison Park clarity about their future before they go on holiday.

His first-team coach at Everton, Jimmy Lumsden, is tipped to join him at United.

Moyes was given permission by Everton to visit Manchester United's training ground on Monday.

Speaking after Sunday's 2-1 loss at Chelsea, Moyes said: "I'll probably be doing two jobs for the next week or so."

The 50-year-old Scot is under contract to the Toffees until the end of June but is only likely to be at the club's Finch Farm training headquarters this week before leaving to go on a holiday.

United are scheduled to tour Thailand, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong in July.

Their first competitive game with Moyes in charge is the Community Shield against FA Cup winners Wigan at Wembley on 11 August.

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