Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has labelled Red Devils boss David Moyes "a control freak", reports The Daily Star.
The Frenchman has also insisted that Sir Alex Ferguson won't be interfering at Old Trafford with Moyes in charge.
Saha, who played under both Moyes and Ferguson throughout his career, also believes Manchester United aren't out of the Premier League title race despite being 10 points behind current league leaders Arsenal.
Speaking to reporters, Saha said: "I doubt [that Ferguson still has an influence]. I know that David Moyes is such a strong character.
"I don't want to be badly-interpreted but he's a control freak.
"He's a manager that wants to do sessions and that likes to be involved. He likes to know what is going on in the club.
"They can still win the league. It's going to be a really tough ask mathematically but they can still do it."
The Frenchman has also insisted that Manchester United will need to recruit new players in order to challenge for silverware this season.
He continued by saying: "They need to buy a few players in the transfer market but that could be difficult. It's all about the executives on that one."
Saha has called upon his former side to win a trophy this season and has praised Manchester United's form in Europe but admitted their Premier League performances have not been good enough.
He finished by saying: "They are not playing that well in the Premier League and are having greater success in the Champions League.
"Lifting a trophy could be very important. It means they will get more time and credibility."
Manchester United could take a step closer to trophy success with a win against Stoke City at the Britannia in the Capital One Cup quarter final tomorrow evening.