Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes Sir Alex Ferguson's presence at Old Trafford is harming David Moyes' early tenure, reports talkSPORT.
The Red Devils have had a poor start to the season, currently sitting eight points behind the league leaders in eighth place.
And, after United's most recent setback - a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton - Bosnich believes the ex-Red Devils boss is making it hard for the club.
Ferguson was spotted watching on from the stands at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday as United surrendered a late lead.
The ex-United shot stopper has compared Ferguson's role with the late Sir Matt Busby's and speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, Bosnich said: “I remember the late Sir Matt Busby when he stayed on in a director of football role and there was talk of him perhaps having his shadow over the following managers Wilf McGuinness and Frank O'Farrell. It didn’t maybe do them the best to have him there.
“A lot of people said, ‘well, you have got one of the best in the business as a sounding board’, but that can be double-edged. You are always in that man’s shadow.”
Moyes' side take on Spanish outfit Real Sociedad at the Theatre of Dreams this week and will be desperate to secure a vital Champions League victory.
United then have another home game as they take on Stoke City this weekend and will hope to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.