The Sunday Express says Ferguson is backing Moyes as the preferred choice for his successor at Old Trafford – even though Pep Guardiola wants the job.
A source close to one of the United senior players revealed: “The talk about Manchester United appointing Guardiola is a little premature.
“He actually has two preferred choices – David Moyes and Jose Mourinho.
“Moyes and Fergie are close and Fergie begrudgingly admires how Moyes has ‘outfoxed’ him and many other teams over the years.
“Fergie admires Jose greatly but there are concerns that Jose’s manner and media links could make him become bigger than the club.”