Moyes names Round as assistant

David Moyes has confirmed the arrival of three trusted members of his backroom staff after officially beginning his reign as Manchester United manager.

Steve Round has, as expected, been named as assistant manager having spent five years as Moyes’ number two at Everton, while Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden have also been appointed as goalkeeping coach and first team coach respectively.

The trio replace Mike Phealan, Eric Steele and Rene Meulensteen, who were all released following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Meanwhile, the agent of Nemanja Vidic has rubbished claims that the defender is on his way out of Old Trafford, the Express understands.

AC Milan has been linked with a move for the Serbian, though his representative Sivano Martina has told Italian newspaper Fantagazetta that it is nothing more than “pub talk”.

The 31 year old featured in just half of United’s league games last season having struggled with numerous injuries, and may see his first team opportunities limited should the club complete the signing of Ezequiel Garay from Benfica.

The Argentina international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since February, and could well become David Moyes’ first signing at the club.

The Mirror understand that Benfica are set to sign a replacement for Garay, in the shape of fellow Argentine Lisandro Ezequiel Lopez from Arsenal de Sarandi.