Pressure is mounting on Manchester United boss David Moyes following a humiliating defeat at the hands of old foes Liverpool on Sunday.
And now reports suggesting that the Scot could be replaced even before the end of the season have emerged, and will have done little to boost the confidence of the former Everton boss.
According to ESPN sources, United's boardroom staff have turned against David Moyes and are now considering replacing the 50-year-old if the team fail to display any evidence of improvement under Moyes in the coming weeks.
The Premier League champions have had a miserable season so far in Moyes' first season at the club and they sit 7th in league table. Qualifying for next season's Champions League is looking increasingly unlikely.
Following a 3-0 humbling defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday against Liverpool, the Red Devils are 14 points off the fourth spot with just nine games left to be played. Reports also suggest that David Moyes no longer has the backing of his dressing room, but Ryan Giggs has denied rumours of a fall-out with his gaffer.
Meanwhile, United's owners - the Glazer family - are believed to be extremely worried about club's financial status. Several sponsors have let their worry known to the club boardroom since they have no intention to be linked to failure.
ESPN also state that Sir Alex Ferguson, who personally recommended Moyes for the job, has not turned against the prospect of replacing the former Everton boss.
The next three games are said to be decisive for Moyes' future at Old Trafford. At first, United will host Olympiakos on Wednesday, where they will hope to overturn the 2-0 deficit in the second leg of Champions League knock out stage, and then they face a tricky trip to Upton Park to face West Ham.
The Red Devils will then go head to head with local rivals Manchester City on March 26 at Old Trafford, a fixture where Ferguson failed to pick up a single point in the past two seasons.
Failing to impress the owners and the club boardroom in these three games may result into an imminent sacking of Moyes with several European managers in contention to replace the Scot, who took over the job less than 10 months ago.
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