Should things not go the way he wants at Old Trafford on Sunday then the knives will really be out for poor old Jose Mourinho.
Helpful then that the papers are packed full of the names who are going to be taking his job should Manchester United lose to Everton.
The Daily Express have hedged their bets a little bit.
They suggest United will turn their attention to former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte or the current Juventus coach Max Allegri – and that chats are being had.
The pair have both been identified at boardroom level, the Express say, with Zinedine Zidane also still on the scene.
The Sun on Sunday say Tottenham will re-open contract talks with midfielder Christian Eriksen. The 26-year-old Denmark international wanted a wage increase – from £70,000 a week to £160,000 a week.
Tottenham will be pleased their manager Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t appear on United’s hit-list.
But it’s not all good news this Sunday for Spurs fans.
Manchester City are apparently going to beat them to the signing of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The 21-year-old Ajax star is going to the Premier League champions says the Daily Star Sunday.
While one up-and-coming star appears to be heading to England, a legend will not be returning to these shores.
Wayne Rooney will rebuff any offers to return to the Premier League during the MLS off-season, the Sunday Mirror say.
Manchester United will up their attempts to get Harry Maguire with £60m soon said to be on the table.
Cesc Fabregas is out of contract in the summer and looks set to leave Chelsea.
The Express think there’s a good chance the 31-year-old could return to Arsenal next summer – and that the Spaniard hasn’t ruled it out.
The Star also says that the Gunners could try and lure Juan Mata from United.