Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has claimed that David Moyes will be sacked if he cannot get positive results against Manchester City and Olympiakos.
Moyes' job is under increasing pressure after a humbling 3-0 loss against Liverpool on Sunday. That equalled Manchester United's biggest ever losing margin against their fierce rivals at Old Trafford.
The defeat was the latest blow for Moyes in a difficult campaign following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement at the end of last season.
The Red Devils are languishing down in seventh place in the Premier League, with their hopes of securing a top four spot and Champions League qualification all but gone.
Now they face two key games in the space of a week. First Moyes' team will look to overhaul a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their last 16 tie against Olympiakos at Old Trafford tomorrow, before going head to head with rivals Manchester City next Tuesday.
Bosnich, who played for Manchester United between 1999 and 2001, believes that their league game between those two fixtures against West Ham shouldn't pose a problem for the reigning champions, but defeat against City and Olympiakos could spell the end for Moyes.
“David Moyes is a wonderful man but things have gone from bad to worse,” he TalkSPORT.
“They’ve got big problems. You can see it out on the pitch. The two games [against Olympiakos and Man City] are huge. The West Ham match will take care of itself, but the results against those two will determine whether David Moyes stays at the club.
“If we see another two abject performances, especially in the derby, I don’t think the board will have any choice but to appoint someone else.”