Ferguson, who retired from managing after winning the English Premier League last season, had picked Moyes to be his successor.
However, Barton suggested that the United legend will make a sensational return to lead the club if Moyes is sacked.
Under-fire Moyes is desperate to get a result from the Premier League clash to ease the mounting pressure on his position as manager of a struggling Old Trafford outfit.
Barton said Ferguson has long been a master manipulator, and added that he wants Moyes not to do so well at United so he can come back and save the day. (ANI )