3 Premier League managers who desperately need a win this weekend

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace, Manchester United and Hull City are all in desperate need of three points this weekend.

With another round of Premier League fixtures fast approaching, we take a look at three managers who desperately need a win at the weekend, and all for entirely different reasons.

1. Alan Pardew

Pardew's Crystal Palace side head to Wales to take on Swansea City on Saturday in what is an absolute must win game.

The Eagles are currently in the midst of a five game losing streak that has seen them drop to 16th in the Premier League table, just one point clear of the relegation zone.

Crystal Palace manager Alan PardewCrystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

Palace fans are becoming accustomed to these kind of losing streaks, and must be losing patience with Pardew.

If the South London outfit fail to beat the Swans on Saturday, the pressure really will be piled on the former Newcastle United boss.

Their last three trips to the Liberty Stadium have ended in 1-1 draws, and that will have to be improved upon if they are to create some breathing space between themselves and those below them in the table.

2. Mike Phelan

Hull City actually began their Premier League campaign in fine style, winning their opening two games, but have since gone on a woeful run of form that has seen them pick up just four points from 10 league outings.

Hull City manager Mike PhelanHull City manager Mike Phelan

The Tigers host West Brom on Saturday in a game that they absolutely have to win if they are to gather any kind of momentum as they head into the Christmas period.

The last time that Hull beat the Baggies was in March 2014, and Phelan will be desperate for a repeat of the 2-0 scoreline on that day, as he looks to guide his side away from trouble.

3. Jose Mourinho

The Portuguese seems to have lost his magical touch over the last year or so, and his start to life in Manchester has been anything but inspirational.

United currently sit in sixth position in the Premier League table, after going on a run of just one win from their last six league games.

They play host to West Ham United on Sunday, and anything but a win will be deemed as acceptable for Mourinho, as he looks to alleviate some of the pressure that is currently mounting around him.

Manchester United manager Jose MourinhoManchester United manager Jose Mourinho

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