David Moyes is the new manager of Manchester United.
The Everton boss has agreed to move to Old Trafford and will join the club at the end of the season.
Moyes’ future has been in doubt for several months, after his refusal to sign a new deal on Merseyside and, following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement,2 the Red Devils have acted quickly to land the former Preston chief.
The Scot has been at Goodison Park for 11 years but has only an FA Cup runners-up medal, from 2009, to his name and has no experience in the Champions League proper.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho had been stongly linked to the post but it appears the board at Old Trafford have decided the 50-year-old former Celtic defender is the right man to lead the club forward.
Follow Sportsmail’s coverage of the League Two play-offs as Burton host Bradford at the Pirelli Stadium in the second leg of their semi-final.
Gary Rowett’s team hold the advantage after snatching a 3-2 victory at the Coral Windows Stadium in the first leg and will be favourites to book a Wembley final playing on home turf.
The Bantams have already been to Wembley once this season as Capital One Cup finalists but will have to upset the odds again to book a return trip to London.
Burton Albion 0 Bradford City 0 (Agg: 3-2) Burton Albion: Tomlinson, O’Connor, Sharps, Holness, McCrory, Diamond, MacDonald, McGrath, Weir, Maghoma, Zola Substitutes: Lyness, Webster, Phillips, Paterson, Drury, Kee, Symes Bradford City: McLaughlin, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Meredith, Thompson, Jones, Doyle, Reid, Wells, Hanson Substitutes: Duke, Ravenhill, Atkinson, McHugh, Connell, Hines, Nelson Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire) 18min Painful one for MacDonald, who clatters through one of the advertising hoardings.
Lucky he adjusted his body shape, otherwise he could easily have been injured there.
16min Chance for Burton – Zola comes deep and then tucks a through ball to McCrory.
His cross comes to MacDonald, who heads towards goal and forces McLaughlin into a block.
There were four Bradford defenders behind him on the line, so unlikely it was going in.
15min Zola shows his strength in the air to nod down Stuart Tomlinson’s goal kick in the direction of MacDonald.
John McLaughlin is alert for Bradford and runs out to collect the ball.
13min MacDonald sends a high corner to the back post, with Calvin Zola clambering all over Andrew Davies to try to get to it.
Free-kick alleviates the pressure for Bradford.
9min Bradford enjoying a good spell on the ball, a move that ends with Reid shanking a poor shot high and wide from the edge of the box.
A reminder that away goals don’t count in the play-offs, so a 1-0 Bradford win would mean extra time.
7min This is a bittersweet occasion for Alex MacDonald, whose loan from Burnley expires before the play-off final, so he won’t be able to play at Wembley should Burton make it.
He plays a ball over the top which Zola isn’t quite able to control in the box.
C’mon City! The Bradford City Gent whips up the travelling supporters before kick-off at Burton 5min The Bradford fans are in excellent voice despite what must have been an early Sunday start to travel down from West Yorkshire.
4min Burton have obviously identified the threat of Kyel Reid down the left – they’re doubling up on him every time he touches the ball.
2min Nathan Doyle making his presence felt with a high foot on Calvin Zola, which the striker wasn’t too pleased about.
Free-kick to Burton wide on the left…
Alex MacDonald sends the set-piece to the far post and Ian Sharps nearly connected with a header.
1min Burton straight on the offensive as Maghoma strikes narrowly wide of the near post after working some space 20 yards from goal.
Shades of the opening to the first leg as the Brewers make the early running.
KICK-OFF! Managers Gary Rowett and Phil Parkinson shakes hands on the touchline, as Burton prepare to get us underway, shooting towards the 2,000 away fans behind the goal.
11.58am The stadium is packed to the rafters, with the home fans behind the goal launching yellow streamers onto the top of the goal as the teams walked out.
11.57am The two teams emerge into a brilliant atmosphere at the Pirelli Stadium for this High Noon clash.
Burton are in their familiar home colours of yellow and black, Bradford in their change strip of pink shirts, white shorts and socks.
11.55am Whoever prevails here will take on either Cheltenham Town or Northampton Town, who play their second leg this evening with the Cobblers leading 1-0.
11.46am Less than 15 minutes to go until kick-off in Burton and here’s a reminder of the TEAM NEWS: Calvin Zola, who scored twice in the first leg,is passed fit to start for Burton despite being withdrawn from the action early on Thursday.
With Lee Bell suspended, Gary Rowlett’s other forward-thinking options on the bench are Billy Kee, Michael Symes and Matt Paterson.
Bradford’s Andrew Davies returns from suspension to take his place in the defence, with Michael Nelson making way.
Kyel Reid passes a fitness test on a groin injury to make the starting XI.
The full line-ups are in the green box at the top of this article.
11.43am Bradford, of course, need to win here to advance to the Wembley final, but they don’t have a good record at the Pirelli Stadium – they’ve drawn two and lost two of their previous four visits.
The Brewers are in excellent form, with their home advantage carrying them into the play-off places.
They’re bidding for a fifth successive home win today.
Phil Parkinson’s men, meanwhile, will need to become the ninth side to overcome a first leg deficit in the play-offs at League Two level in order to make Wembley for the second time this season.
11.41am This fixture has certainly captured the imagination in the Derbyshire town, with all tickets sold.
Bradford fans were queuing overnight on Friday to get their hands on one of the away allocation tickets and the whole lot was gone within hours of the ticket office opening on Saturday morning.
11.38am I’m sure many of you caught the action, but if not here’s a reminder of what happened in the first leg at Valley Parade as Calvin Zola’s double helped Burton to victory.
11.30am Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the League Two play-off semi-final, second leg between Burton Albion and Bradford City from the Pirelli Stadium.
Following a pulsating game on Thursday night in Yorkshire, it’s Burton who sit in the box seat after claiming a 3-2 victory.
However, Bradford, who were Capital One Cup finalists so memorably earlier in the season, will be inspired by the prospect of a Wembley return ticket and are sure to be piling on the pressure to overturn that deficit.
We start with the two team line-ups for this midday kick-off: Burton Albion: Tomlinson, O’Connor, Sharps, Holness, McCrory, Diamond, MacDonald, McGrath, Weir, Maghoma, Zola Substitutes: Lyness, Webster, Phillips, Paterson, Drury, Kee, Symes Bradford City: McLaughlin, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Meredith, Thompson, Jones, Doyle, Reid, Wells, Hanson Substitutes: Duke, Ravenhill, Atkinson, McHugh, Connell, Hines, Nelson Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire) Semi-final showdown: Burton have a 3-2 advantage when they host Bradford at the Pirelli Stadium
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Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United are planning on signing up to two players this summer.
Wilfried Zaha will become a United player on July 1 but beyond that, Ferguson plans to be active in the market.
Numerous high profile names – like Radamel Falcao and Robert Lewandowski – have been mooted and although Ferguson has not named names, he says he is working hard on adding to his title-winning squad.
“We’ve been doing that planning for next season for a while,” Ferguson said.
“Your scouting goes on for the full season, actually sometimes two seasons when you maybe monitor a younger player.
“You want to see how he does the next season. That is the process we go through. We ve got some ideas where we re going and hopefully we can conclude them.
“We’ll look at one or two bodies to come in.
You ve got to remember there are a lot of young players we expect to improve and take that into consideration. And you have to consider ages of players and protect that part. In the main, we re know where we are.
We re comfortable.”