Manchester United will reportedly not sack under pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - even if they lose to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
The Red Devils have won just one of their last five games in all competitions and face a nightmare run of fixtures in the Premier League and Europe.
According to the Daily Star, United have given their full backing to Solskjaer following the team's 4-2 defeat at Leicester on Saturday afternoon.
It's believed senior figures at Old Trafford have privately told the Norwegian coach they have "complete faith in him" ahead of a season-defining few weeks.
United are pencilled in to face Liverpool, Tottenham, City and Atalanta twice before an away trip to Watford in November.
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And after that, Solskjaer's team must play Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal before their schedule becomes less daunting just before Christmas.
If results don't go United's way, they could find themselves out of the Champions League and several points behind their title rivals.
The club spent nearly £140million on the squad during the summer, investing heavily in Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The United board also gave Solskjaer a three-year contract extension in July, worth a reported £25m, with the option of a further 12 months.
Fans have been calling for the manager to be sacked on social media, while midfielder Paul Pogba expressed his frustration after the team's defeat to Leicester.
He told Sky Sports: "We have been having these kind of games for a long time and haven't found the problem. We have conceded easy and stupid goals.
"If we want to win the title, these are the games we need to win, even if they are very hard.
"We know that the fans were going to push and put pressure on us and we need to be more mature, play with more experience and arrogance - in a good way - by taking the ball and playing our football.
"We need to find the key for this change because we deserved to lose. I don't know if it is the mindset of the players.
"We need to change something. We need to find the mentality and tactics to win. We have to look as individuals and as a team to fix this."
Several former United players have backed Solskjaer to remain as the club's manager in recent weeks, including his old team-mate Gary Neville.
The ex-England defender told Instagram Live on Tuesday: "The club won't sack him. The club will stick with him.
"The fact that they've had those experiences with [David] Moyes and with Jose and [Louis] Van Gaal, I think they'll stick to plan.
"Ole is under pressure but they won't sack him, there's no doubt about that. I know that won't please some of you. I know some of you want a new manager.
"I've never asked for a Premier League manager to be sacked in the 11 years since I stopped playing football and that's not going to happen now.
"Let's not panic here. There's no need to panic. Everyone will want Manchester United to panic. There's nothing that can be fixed in the next 10 minutes. Stick to plan, get through the season, see what happens this season.
"Obviously if then there isn't a trophy or it continues to go as it is, then Ole will come under great pressure. He knows that, having been in the job for three-and-a-half years at that time."Read More Read More