Jose Mourinho scarves on sale outside Old Trafford before Chelsea game

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Will you just sack Louis van Gaal and give Jose Mourinho the job already, Manchester United?

That is seemingly the message from the club's fans ahead of the Red Devils' showdown against Chelsea, anyway.

The Special One has been linked with the main job at Old Trafford for the past few weeks while the pressure has been piling on Van Gaal after a disastrous run of form that has seen Manchester United win just three of their last 14 games, exit the Champions League and fall out of the top four in the Premier League.

There has been plenty of speculation ahead of the game at Old Trafford that Van Gaal could be gone if he suffers another defeat this afternoon, and now some of the club's fans are trying to make themselves heard by selling Mourinho merchandise outside of the ground.

The Special One's face appears on scarves alongside the Manchester United logo along with his nickname, making it pretty clear who they want to succeed Van Gaal. If nothing else, they're going to be collectors items if Pep Guardiola gets the job.

As you'd expect from such a bold statement, it garnered quite the response - and you can check out the best of the reaction from Twitter below.

Van Gaal is said to have admitted privately that he is struggling to turn things around at Old Trafford and the Telegraph report he could still walk away even if Manchester United can beat Chelsea. Midfielder Michael Carrick has been forced to deny claims that the players aren't trying their best for the former Barcelona coach, and says the squad has to take some of the blame for their slump in form.

"It is a bit disrespectful when people say the lads aren't trying for the manager," he said. "That hurts us - it's not the type of people we are.

"We haven't won games and it is fair enough if people criticise things that have gone wrong on the pitch. It is a horrible run, and it is a horrible feeling. It hurts badly. The run we've been on is just not good enough. We can't hide from it, we're not going to hide from it. That is how it is and we all need to be better."

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