Manchester United players and staff believe Jose Mourinho could be sacked by the end of the week.
Pressure on the Special One turned up another notch after Saturday’s dismal 3-1 defeat to West Ham .
The club were forced to address rumours that Zinedine Zidane had been lined up to replace Mourinho at the helm following their latest reverse.
However, the Daily Mail claim members of the squad and staff discussed the manager’s future on the train home from London and believe he could get axed imminently.
The defeat left United lying in 10th in the Premier League, with just three wins from their opening seven fixtures, nine points behind leaders Manchester City .
Most of Jose Mourinho’s players commuted back to Stockport, but Paul Pogba, Lindelof, Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw all got off the train early in Wilmslow.
The manager himself is believed to have stayed in London as the pressure builds on his reign.
Rio Ferdinand has called for a decision to be made at Manchester United to stop the "wars" within the club.
United’s rocky campaign continued on a negative trajectory at West Ham on Saturday, the home fans taunting them with ‘Oles’ as the Red Devils were well beaten 3-1.
It comes on the back of other poor results and reports of unrest at the club, particularly between manager Jose Mourinho and key midfielder Paul Pogba.
The France international has had the vice-captaincy taken off him and many observers are claiming Mourinho may be suffering from the ‘third-season syndrome’ that has dogged his career.
Former United defender Ferdinand stopped short of saying Mourinho should go, but did tell BT Sport: "It’s difficult to say that (it’s the end game) but I believe the powers that be have a decision to make.
"You can’t let a situation like this continue through the season, things leaking out in the press, little wars going on within the changing room that are creeping out and everyone finding out about it, players on one side maybe, Mourinho on the other.
"If that continues, it’ll be one of the worst seasons in the history of the club. Someone has to make a decision right now, bang, either someone goes… Something’s got to give."
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