United's poor season continued on Tuesday night with a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.
Moyes' predecessor was watching from the stands alongside Sir Bobby Charlton and Bryan Robson as relegation-threatened Sunderland condemned his side to a third successive defeat.
It is the first time United have lost three matches in a row for nearly 13 years and the first time they have lost three times in a week since 1992.
However, the Scot is adamant that the trio are a great help rather than a hindrance as he attempts to stamp his authority on the club.
Asked if their presence was an added pressure, he said: "Not at all.
"Alex is a great sounding-board for me. He is there to help, so is Sir Bobby. He is terrific. Bryan Robson is at the training ground regularly, I speak to him regularly.
"I find the three of them terrific."
Moyes insists he is satisfied that the players are responding to him and his methods rather than living off the memories of Ferguson.
He said: "I have always been happy with how they players have been responding. I thought they were good tonight, apart from the opening 15 minutes.
"It's always going to be a tough game. It's only the first part of the game, so we have got a bit more to do in the second leg.
"This hasn't happened at Manchester United for a long time. I thought the support was great. They are sticking with the club, sticking with the manager and that's exactly what you need when you are not doing so well."
@boggo I didn't say I expected United to win the title, but there is a middle ground between being Champions and being mid table. Believe me, I do blame the chairman and the board for appointing an inadequate manager. If Mourinho had taken over he would have strengthened sufficiently in the summer to make the Champions League a certainty and a title challenge a possibility. As for belittling the opinion of Ferguson, everyone who is calling United's players not good enough is belittling Ferguson's opinion. If Ferguson had continued at United, he wouldn't have let the grass grow under his feet, he would have strengthened in the summer, but he clearly believed in the majority of players already at the club or he would have ditched them before now. I didn't want Mourinho because he's a 'weel known name' (sic), I wanted him because he's the best manager in the world and guarantees success wherever he goes, of course not for as long as Ferguson, but like you said, those days are over. Success is apparently a dirty word at United these days, but not to me. @allaboutunited The way United are playing, you're right, it is easy to forget that Fergie is there advising Moyes. It's pathetic that United appointed a manager who, in your words has 'lots to learn' when Mourinho was available and wanted the job, a club of United stature should be appointing the real deal, not a pale imitation.- solskjaer99