Ferguson says he cannot understand why clubs are sometimes so quick to sack managers, and insists United have a different way of operating - saying they will "absolutely" give Moyes the time he needs.
"Of course they will (stick to their philosophy), they've always been that way," he told BBC Sport.
"There's no need to go down that road (discussing Moyes' future). Everybody knows what Manchester United is, absolutely 100 per cent."
Ferguson does acknowledge, though, that struggling new managers are not always afforded such patience at other clubs, and that's a situation he cannot get his head round.
He said: "I can never understand that.
"They (the club's board) must discuss the qualities of the manager they are going to offer the job to, you must look at his CV, his character, the philosophy he has....surely.
"Now if that is the way they have gone about giving the man the job, why don't they persevere with it?
"So then maybe it goes for a year, then they change, and then they go through the same procedure again. It seems to me so stupid."
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