Manchester United will not relieve David Moyes of his managerial duties, even if the end the season in eighth or ninth place, according to the club's former defender Henning Berg.
The Premier League champions have already lost four matches this season, one less than they did during the entirety of the last campaign, and would appear in serious danger of relinquishing their title with a whimper.
Defeat to former club Everton on Wednesday night, the first time the Blues had won at Old Trafford since 1992, means Manchester United are 12 points behind leaders Arsenal after only 14 games played, and five points outside the Champions League places.
A tally of 22 points by this point in the season is Manchester United's worst performance in 11 years and places the wisdom of recruiting Moyes to replace Sir Alex Ferguson under further scrutiny.
Moyes was handpicked by Ferguson to succeed him in the summer, and Berg believes this faith shown by the previous manager will ensure the club continue to back the current coach, even if they fail to secure European football.
"Yes they will do," Berg told talkSPORT when asked if the club would stick with Moyes. "They said that when he started.
"The last thing Sir Alex Ferguson did as Man United manager was to say to the fans, ‘support David Moyes like you supported me in my tough years early on’.
"I’m 100 percent sure they will keep him as manager, they have a policy. They will keep him even if they finish eighth or ninth this season and will look to build for next year."