Olly interview for 'My Club' in SunSport today...

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David Moyes has what it takes to take over when Alex Ferguson retires and perform on the greatest stage on earth – Manchester United.

That’s according to popstar and huge United fan Olly Murs, who can often be seen singing his heart out at Old Trafford.

In an exclusive interview with SunSport, the former X Factor star spoke extensively on his love for the Red Devils and why he reckons Everton boss Moyes is the man to succeed the greatest manager of all time.

TB: What do you make of Manchester United’s season?

OM: It’s been a great second half to the season. We weren’t a very good team at the start of the season with a lot of injuries. We didn’t really find our form and lost our consistency. But when it’s come down to the nitty gritty in the second half of the season we’ve taken it to another level.

Do you believe the return of Paul Scholes is the crucial factor?

It has to be. Scholes has given us back our creativity and makes the team tick. But special mention has to go to Sir Alex as well for putting the consistency back in the side and keeping the team the same. He hasn’t changed it too much – that was the key.

Were you sceptical when you re-signed Scholes?

I think every United fan was saying: ‘This isn’t a good move’. I’m sure we would have loved a younger central midfielder to come in the summer. But Sir Alex has to take credit for seeing what Scholes could bring at his age, and he’s been absolutely fantastic. I hope he can have another year.

Would you be surprised if United won the league this year?

Yes, I’ll be surprised if we win it because I don’t think we have the strongest squad we’ve had. We’re weak in areas. But our experience of our 19 titles has been crucial.

Is it inevitable with Manchester City’s spending power that they will overtake United?

Everyone thought Chelsea would be the dominant force for 15-20 years when Roman Abramovich came in but they haven’t been so that proves money can’t buy you titles. City have the strongest squad in the Premier League by a mile, but experience can’t be bought and neither can a winning mentality. United will always be one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Where would you like to strengthen in the summer?

It’s clear to everyone that our midfield isn’t as strong as the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City. Darren Fletcher has been a big miss for us while Michael Carrick has been inconsistent and Anderson is always injured. It’s an ageing midfield and we’re lacking youth and enthusiasm. We need a Luka Modric, a Wesley Sneijder or a Yohan Cabaye.

Who would you like to succeed Alex Ferguson when he retires?

David Moyes. He shows loyalty and what he’s achieved at Everton with their budget is amazing. He’s young for a manager, he knows his football and is Scottish which helps. If we get a foreign manager he won’t show the loyalty which we need so Moyes is the man for me.

You have a box at Old Trafford don’t you?

Yes I do. I haven’t been down as much as I like due to my schedule but I get down there when I can and I love it.

Are you mates with any of the players?

The only person I have contact with is Darren Fletcher because I sang at his wedding. It was after I came off the X Factor and he and his wife were big fans of the show. It was really good and Darren iss a top, top player. I did FIFA with Wayne Rooney which was great to meet him but Darren’s really the only one I know.

Lethal Bizzle said you were the best footballer in the music business. If you were a professional footballer, which player would you be most like?

Robbie Keane. I can pick a pass out and be creative but I can also score a goal or two.

And who do you reckon is the best footballer in the music biz?

I haven’t been to many Soccer Sixes but if I’m going on that, then I’d have to say (The Sun’s Bizarre Editor) Gordon Smart is a really tasty player. He’s a very accomplished central midfielder / centre-half who passes the ball well.

We obviously like that answer! And who was the worst?

It was the X Factor class from my year in 2009. They all turned up to do Soccer Six and it was just horrendous.

England to win the World Cup or Manchester United to do the treble again?

England win the World Cup. It’s a trophy the country hasn’t won for over 40 years and would be an amazing moment.

If you had to write a song for England ahead of the Euros, what would you call it?

“The England Army”. We’re all English fans it together like an army and I’d give it a military vibe, with some military-sounding drums and it would be like “The English fans are coming in to take the trophy”.