Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been warned that defeat to Everton this weekend could see him sacked as Manchester United manager.
Pressure has been piled on the United boss with three home defeats from four Premier League games leaving them in the bottom half of the table.
United have won both of their Champions League fixtures, beating Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in hugely encouraging displays.
They face Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday, before they return to domestic action with a trip to face Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.
And former Chelsea star-turned pundit Jason Cundy, has claimed that a defeat, mixed with the imminent international break could push the United board into sacking Solskjaer.
“The teams he’s dropped points against are Spurs – three, two against Chelsea and another three at the weekend.
“Those teams are teams who will be looking to finish above United. The board will be looking at that quite closely.
“The fact that there’s ground lost already… and there’s plenty of time, of course there’s plenty of time.
On this weekend’s clash, he added: “The game against Everton is enormous.
“United’s away record since January/February has been excellent, no defeats.
“If they lose, this international break I think he goes.
“This is massive for Ole, I think if they were to lose against [Everton] then that international break… that can be a graveyard for some managers.”
Asked about why there appeared to be such a drop-off in performance levels against Arsenal last Sunday, Solskjaer claimed that it was a case of “fine margins” going against his side.
“There are fine margins in games of football,” Solskjaer said. “Everyone who has played and everyone who is part of this knows that. There are games that you get the margins with you, there are games that you get them against you. Of course, we want to go into every game thinking that we can out-play any opposition.”