David Moyes career at Manchester United is under increasing scrutiny, with even the man who urged his appointment getting flak for doing so.
The Guardian reported Sir Alex Ferguson was the target for comments from frustrated supporters at Old Trafford during the 3-0 derby defeat, while stewards had to guard the 'Chosen One' banner bearing Moyes' image in the Stretford End for fear it may be taken down.
Last night during the derby the above image was captured by photographers of Moyes sitting by himself in the stands, reflecting perhaps on where it all went wrong. To us, he cuts the very picture of a man who knows he may be doomed to failure.
Seemingly everything he has tried has not worked successfully, and the club are incapable of putting a run of results together. Former maestro Paul Scholes believes his problem is a failure to stick with the same side - Moyes has yet to name an unchanged one this season.
Rumours persist that the club are nearing making summer signings, but whether Moyes will be in place to see his plans through is questionable. Presently he is the second favourite Premier League boss next to be axed at 13/2 with the bookies, with only West Brom's Pepe Mel adjudged to be more at risk at odds of 9/4.
Perhaps avoiding humiliation, rather than simply avoiding defeat, against Bayern Munich - will be the acid test of whether he gets a chance to salvage his job and reputation.