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Sir Alex Ferguson And David Moyes' Touchline Dramas (PICTURES)

08/05/2013 13:02 BST

Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement has seen Everton manager David Moyes earmarked as the favourite to succeed him at Manchester United.

Moyes was named Everton manager in March 2002 and first came up against Ferguson in October that year. Having held on for over 80 minutes, the Blues ultimately caved in as United, courtesy of two Paul Scholes strikes and a Ruud van Nistelrooy penalty, won 3-0.

But it was in 2005 that Ferguson felt the wrath of Moyes, rather than the other way round. Gary Neville is to blame, for it was he who kicked a ball at Everton supporters and was red-carded by Phil Dowd, intensifying an already hostile atmosphere crackling on Wayne Rooney's second return to L4. Neville, as the song goes, "hates Scousers", and the cacophony of noise the home crowd generated prompted him to crack, much to his manager's chagrin.

Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes

Paul Scholes was also sent off late on as Moyes recorded his first victory over Ferguson, thanks to the United manager's namesake, Duncan, heading in a second-half winner.

After Scholes was sent off both Moyes and Ferguson exchanged words, with fourth official Mark Halsey having to intervene as the apprentice confronted the master.

Secretly, Ferguson would have admired the gall of his compatriot and eight years on is ready to pass over the reins to the former Preston North End boss.