It sucks to be David Moyes right now, doesn't it? 12 points off the pace after only 14 games played, and in danger of surrendering the Premier League title with nothing more than a wee whimper.

Some Manchester United fans (of which one is in this office) believe Moyes is out of his depth at Old Trafford and should be forced to relinquish his managerial duties before the season becomes a catastrophe.

Such circumstances would appear unlikely given that Moyes was handpicked by Sir Alex Ferguson replace him as Manchester United, and the former Everton boss surely retains the unerring support of his predecessor.

This, however, has not halted a flurry of bets being placed on likely candidates to assume the role of Manchester United manager, were Moyes to lose his position before the end of the campaign.

Here are the six favourites for the Manchester United gig, as listed by bookmakers...

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