London: Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been blamed by almost half of the club's fans for the Old Trafford side's current predicament.
A poll of fans conducted by United fanzine Red Issue has revealed 40.57 percent of the supporters quizzed hold Ferguson, who hand-picked then-Everton boss Moyes as his replacement and insisted on the former Everton manager's appointment, responsible.
According to the Mirror, United owners, the Glazers, have been blamed by 32.55 percent of those canvassed, while 17.45 percent feel it is Moyes' fault that the defending Premier League champions are in seventh spot, 18 points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
The poll also showed that a further 4.25 percent feel it is down to United's players while only 3.77 percent consider chief executive Ed Woodward to be responsible for the club's current plight.
Despite their vocal support for their team as they slid to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, United fans are becoming increasingly disillusioned with their regression under Moyes.