David Moyes has added his name to the list of managers saluting Sir Alex Ferguson on winning his 13th Premier League title.
Manchester United recovered from their opening weekend defeat at Goodison Park to become the 2012/13 champions following their victory over Aston Villa on Monday evening.
Ferguson, 71, is currently in his 27th year as boss at Old Trafford.
And Moyes, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday, hopes he still has the appetite for football management when he reaches the same age as his fellow Scot.
“They've been the most consistent team this season and that's given them the edge on all the others,” said Moyes on Manchester United’s most recent achievement.
“They're a good team, the manager continues to drive the team in himself to keep winning and it's a great trait to have.
Moyes continued: “He could be a one off Sir Alex. He's got a battery that goes and goes by the looks of it. I don't know if I could go that long but I do think that people are having to work longer, are healthier to do so, and Sir Alex certainly is.
“So we all have to try to follow his lead and see if we can keep up with him.”
Moyes also says it is important for managers to maintain their fitness to perform the job to the best of their ability.
He explained: “You're trying to keep yourself fit all the time because you're in a young sport and I do believe that you have to try to be in the right physical condition to work on the training ground and be around the players as much as you can.
“But it gets harder and I'm not in the same condition I was when I left Preston. I could probably have kept playing a bit longer had I wanted to but my choice was to go into management.
“It's not easy as you get older but I try to do the best I can.”
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