Manchester United recently underwent a major change in the coaching staff after the departure of manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The arrival of David Moyes has also brought a significant amount of coaching staff from Everton, while the club has also decided to hand out coaching roles to 2 of their legends. Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs will be part of the coaching staff in the upcoming season. Neville will be a full-time coach at United, while Giggs is the player coach at the club. Defender Rio

Ferdinand, who is also one of the experienced members of the squad, has said that the intensity of training has increased dramatically under this new management.

Moyes is known for an incredible training regime during his time at Everton, and it seems that he has implemented the same at Old Trafford as well. The Scot has spent the last 11 years at Everton and he has said that the change that has come about has reenergised him as a manager. Moyes will be taking charge of his first United game in a friendly match. The club will be playing in five different countries over the next few weeks as part of their pre-season tour.

Ferdinand still has one year left on his contract.

“It is a bit too early to compare, but I think the intensity of training has gone up. As a new manager comes in, the players want to impress the new coaching staff, but it has been very hard — we have had some double days — but very fair. The lads have enjoyed it and that’s the most important thing. We’re getting into the new things asked of us and we’re really enjoying it. We want to make a good start to the season,” said the defender, who played a key role for the club last season.