Manchester United board give Moyes three games to save job

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has been given three matches to prove that he should be in charge of the Red Devils at the start of next season.

The beleaguered Scot, who has endured a nightmare debut campaign at Old Trafford, must ensure that his team produce markedly improved performances over the next seven days, during which they play three crucial fixtures - one in the Champions League, and two in the Premier League - in order to keep his job as the manager of Manchester United, according to The Sun.

The club's board have reportedly grown "increasingly dismayed" by the team's abject performances, while Moyes was locked in crisis talks with his coaching staff on Monday and Sunday.

First up for United are Olympiakos, who pulled off a surprise 2-0 win against the reigning Premier League champions in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 at the end of February. Moyes’ side produced a dismal performance in Piraeus, and the United boss will be expected to mastermind a turnaround in fortunes at Old Trafford in front of an expectant home crowd on Wednesday night.

Moyes then takes his side to Upton Park on Saturday afternoon. While Manchester United’s hopes of securing a top-four finish are now seemingly dead and buried, they are still playing for a place in next season’s Europa League and must beat the Hammers in east London this weekend to keep up with fifth-placed Tottenham and sixth-placed Everton.

Three days later and Moyes, who by this point could have one game left to save his job, will be preparing for Tuesday night’s league game against local rivals Manchester City. Another humiliating defeat at Old Trafford against Manuel Pellegrini’s men could effectively spell the end for Moyes.

On Monday, a Manchester United fanzine revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson is considering the possibility of making a shock return to management. Could the legendary Scot take over from Moyes until the end of the season?

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