Manchester United chiefs won't consider sacking David Moyes at this stage - because they believe former boss Sir Alex Ferguson should shoulder much of the blame for their struggles this season according to the Daily Mail.
Ferguson stepped down from his role as Manchester United boss at the end of the last campaign after more than 26 years in charge.
During that time the Scot led his side to an unprecedented 13 Premier League titles - the last of which came in his final season - and two Champions League trophies.
However the man he helped install as his replacement David Moyes has struggled badly in the Old Trafford hot seat. His side currently sit in 7th place in the Premier League with their hopes of finishing in the top four, let alone challenge for the title, long gone.
Moyes and his team hit a new low with their 3-0 defeat against rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford which came on the back of the same result against Liverpool.
That has heaped pressure on the 50-year-old, with a group of Manchester United fans set to fly a 'Moyes Out' banner over Old Trafford during their game against Aston Villa on Saturday.
However the Mail report that Moyes' job isn't under threat because chief executive Ed Woodward and fellow board members believe that Ferguson is partly to blame for their struggles.
They quote a club source as saying that officials are no longer certain that the legacy and team Ferguson left behind when he retired was up to scratch.
"it was like looking behind the curtain of the Wizard of Oz and seeing there was nothing there to work with," the source said.
The board are also said to have misgivings about the secretive way that Ferguson ran the club, which hid a host of problems that Moyes has now had to take on board.
‘Sir Alex had such a hold on the club that he was left to get on with it. His methods worked for him,' the Manchester United source added.
‘It was always known that David would have things to address behind the scenes but there has been much, much more and it has taken longer than was anticipated.’
So far Moyes has been able to make two big-money additions to his Manchester United team - Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini - and is set to be handed £200 million to continue the rebuilding job this summer.