Mark Bosnich: 'Sir Alex Ferguson's presence could affect David Moyes'

Bosnich: 'Ferguson's presence affecting Moyes'
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Mark Bosnich believes that Sir Alex Ferguson's presence at Manchester United will not help David Moyes's progress as manager at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes that standing in Sir Alex Ferguson's shadow could hinder David Moyes's progress as manager at Old Trafford.

The ex-Everton boss took over from Ferguson in the summer following the 71-year-old's decision to retire from the game after 27 years leading the North-West outfit.

Despite Ferguson's exit as manager, the Scotsman remains a director at the club, which Bosnich believes could affect Moyes in a negative way.

"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," Bosnich told talkSPORT.

"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."

United have taken 11 points from eight games in the Premier League this season.

Sir Alex Ferguson watches the Gentlemen's Singles quarter-final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Fernando Verdasco of Spain on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 3, 2013
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