Manchester United could end up in the Premier League’s bottom three this Sunday for the first time in 30 YEARS.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have endured a nightmare season so far and pressure is building on the Norwegian.
Things are not set to get any easier for him as his side welcome runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool to Old Trafford in this weekend’s blockbuster clash.
And should results go against United, they could drop into the relegation zone when the final whistles goes at the Theatre of Dreams.
A number of score lines would have to happen for that to come true, however.
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR MAN UNITED TO BE IN THE DROP ZONE ON SUNDAY
- Newcastle beat Chelsea
- Aston Villa and Brighton draw
- Everton beat West Ham
- Southampton beat Wolves
- United lose at home to Liverpool by two goals
First, struggling Everton would have to beat West Ham in Saturday’s early kick-off – a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT as part of GameDay.
Then, Newcastle, who beat United before the international break, would have to claim a win at Chelsea in their 3pm clash at Stamford Bridge.
And a Southampton triumph at Wolves and draw between Aston Villa and Brighton would leave United staring into the abyss if they lose by two clear goals to Liverpool on Sunday.
Not since 1989, and with Sir Alex Ferguson facing his darkest period at Old Trafford just three years into his reign, have United been in such turmoil.
LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS
Lampard jokes Prince William is pleased with transfer ban because of McGinn fear
Hodgson heaps praise on Sterling but hopes he does him a favour in Man City clash
How the Premier League table could change this weekend
Joel Matip signs new Liverpool deal until 2024
Mason Greenwood signs new long-term contract with Man United
How Hodgson bounced back from Liverpool and England failures to save Palace
The latest Premier League figures which will give English youngsters a huge boost
Keown brands Liverpool ‘biggest threat to Invincibles’ and Man United ‘embarrassing’
Frank Lampard on the 'incredible' Man City star it felt special to play with
Lampard on Mourinho 'having a go' and his harshest Chelsea critic
Tottenham to be focus of new All or Nothing series which will feature 7-2 thrashing
Premier League results: Fixture dates and kick-off times in full
Despite the very real threat of an unthinkable relegation, under-fire manager Solskjaer insists he is the right man for for the job.
Under his guidance, the Red Devils have made their worst start in 30 years but he said: “I’ve never felt it’s too big for me.
“I’m confident in what we’re trying to do and I’m confident in my staff – the coaching and what’s happening here every single day, I’ve been so impressed.
“We have a plan and we know that we’ve made some decisions that maybe in the short-term would harm us, but we know in the long-term will benefit us. And that’s part of the plan.
“But results are always are always the main thing and we can move forward quicker if we get results and performances.
“But I’m sure we will get there. It’s just still planning for the next transfer window, summer transfer window and how we see the team moving forward.”