Moyes faces the daunting task of keeping the United ­trophy machine running after agreeing to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

United’s rivals hope it could be a leveller for the new campaign, which will also see Manchester City and Chelsea under new ­management.

Moyes arrives at United with a well-earned reputation from his Everton reign, but some have questioned whether he is the right man after failing to win any ­trophies at Goodison.

“They have replaced a world-class manager with another who has done a ­fantastic job at Everton,” Gerrard said. “So, I think David will continue to do a good job there.

“It is new for Manchester United. From a biased point of view, let’s hope they have a wobble, but I think they have too many good players to fall out of the title race.

“They have world-class players and I expect them to fight for the league again.”

Gerrard reckons the Reds are primed for a top-four ­assault after strengthening their squad this summer.

Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure have already sealed moves to Anfield, with boss Brendan Rodgers still looking to add to his squad.

Gerrard, speaking at his Foundation Trophy golf tournament in Portugal, said: “Especially with the news of us making a few signings, I’m really looking forward to getting started.

“It’s always important to get faces in as soon as ­possible; they can get a full pre-season under their belt, get to know the lads and how the manager wants to play.

"I know very little about ­Alberto and Aspas, but I have got a lot of belief and ­confidence in Brendan and the scouting department that they are going to make the right decisions.