David Moyes says he is thrilled to have been appointed as the new Manchester United manager.
Speaking at his first press conference in charge of the Red Devils, the Scot revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson offered him the job out of the blue.
"I'm incredibly privileged to be the manager of Manchester United," said Moyes. "And very grateful to Sir Alex and the board for making that happen.
"It was a really strange situation for me, I had no idea whatsoever.
"A lot of people think I knew something about it. I knew nothing at all until Sir Alex gave me a call, and asked me to come to his house.
"I was expecting him to say 'I'm going to take one of your players' or something else, I wasn't sure.
"We went in and the first thing he said to me was 'I'm retiring'. I said 'Yeah, when?' I mean, he was never going to retire was he? But he said 'next week'.
"His next words were 'and you're the next Manchester United manager'.
"I didn't get a chance to say yes or no, I was told I was the next Manchester United manager by Sir Alex, for me that was enough.
"As you can imagine, the blood drained from my face. I was really shocked, more shocked that Sir Alex had chosen to retire. I was incredibly thrilled that I was going to be given the chance to manage Manchester United."