David Moyes has brought three of his Everton backroom staff to Manchester United (Reuters)
David Moyes has brought three of his Everton backroom staff to Manchester United (Reuters)

David Moyes has marked his first day as Manchester United manager by adding Steve Round, Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden to his backroom staff.

All three follow Moyes from Everton, with Round replacing Mike Phelan as United's new assistant manager, Woods taking over from Eric Steele as goalkeeping coach and Lumsden taking the role of first-team coach from Rene Meulensteen.

The backroom changeover is the first significant move from Moyes as he begins a new era with Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year-year reign ended in May.

Round, 42, has worked with Moyes for the past five years, with 65-year-old coach Lumsden working alongside Moyes since his days at Preston North End.

Woods, 53, had been Everton's goalkeeping coach since 1998 and also became the coach for the US national team in 2011.

Moyes said he is "delighted" to be able to bring all three in to work with him at Manchester United.

He added: "They bring great qualities in their respective fields and I know that, like me, they feel that this is a challenge to relish.

"I have great faith that together, we can build upon the success this club has enjoyed over many years."

Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said: "I believe with David and his new team in place, along with our current backroom staff, we can now start preparing for the new season ahead.

"This is an exciting and challenging time for the club and I have great belief that David and his team will have all the energy and attributes needed to help this club continue in its long-standing traditions."

Now Moyes has made the necessary changes to his backroom, the 50-year-old can focus on how his squad will look for the upcoming season.

Although the majority of his players are not due in until Wednesday, Moyes is reportedly keen to hold talks with striker Wayne Rooney following repeated speculation surrounding his future at Old Trafford.

Rooney expressed his desire to leave Manchester United before the end of last season, with Ferguson deciding to drop the 27-year-old for his final few games in charge of the club.

Moyes is apparently hopeful to keep Rooney, but the pair's public clashes in the past could be a deciding factor in deciding if Rooney will make the squad for United's tour of the far east when it leaves on 10 July.

Elsewhere, it is assumed that Moyes will make another bid to bring in another Everton face in Leighton Baines after his original £12m bid was rejected by his former club.

Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcântara has also been heavily linked to a move Manchester United.