Manchester United boss David Moyes has said that the club's poor results are due to fearful players and not the manager.
According to the Mirror, Moyes is looking to shift the blame away from him self and says that he players need to eliminate the fear-factor.
United's poor defence of their title has seen them lose three and draw two of their opening eight games since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, the report said.
They are now eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal, the report added.
Moyes added after the draw with Southampton recently that it was disappointing because they wanted to get a bit of momentum and were not able to do that.