Photo: Darren Moore not out of place as West Brom stun Mourinho

Darren Moore, Caretaker Manager of West Bromwich Albion reacts as Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West...

West Bromwich Albion pulled off a stunning victory to keep their slim hopes of Premier League survival alive.

With relegation to the Championship still appearing to be on the cards, the West Brom board will know how vital it is that they get their next appointment right after the miserable tenure endured by Alan Pardew.

The Sunday Mirror (15/04; page 60) suggested that Tony Mowbray and Derek McInnes are under consideration, while Darren Moore will not be getting the job full-time

That report emerged before the Baggies' latest game. And while Moore is still a long way off overseeing a great escape, Sunday's result arguably makes it baffling that the board may be ready to discard Moore from the running for the job.

The 43-year-old may not have been a manager before, but he set West Brom up in the way that allowed them to go toe to toe with Manchester United and win 1-0 to deny Jose Mourinho's men the chance to prolong the title race beyond the weekend.

Moore is clearly a hugely popular person amongst the players and fans, and that kind of galvanising figure could be perfect for the club as they look to bounce back at the earliest opportunity next season - despite the victory, it still seems incredibly unlikely that West Brom's top flight status will be in the balance for much longer.

And perhaps one image from the game symbolises why the West Brom board would be mad to press ahead with their plans to snub Moore and look elsewhere.

The photo only depicts Moore standing alongside Mourinho on the touchline, but it represents the moment that the former West Brom defender stood toe to toe with one of the greatest tactical managers in the world and came out on top to give the fans something that they have not really had for a while - a bit of optimism about the future. 

Here is some of the images from the game, including the one that shows Moore alongside Mourinho...

Darren Moore, Caretaker Manager of West Bromwich Albion reacts as Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West...

West Bromwich Albion's Interim manager Darren Moore watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bomwich Albion at Old...

West Bromwich Albion's caretaker manager Darren Moore walks off after the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bomwich Albion at Old Trafford in...

James McClean of West Bromwich Albion and Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on...

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion celebrates with teammates after the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on April 15, 2018 in...

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion scores his sides first goal past David De Gea of Manchester United as Anthony Martial of Manchester United attempts to block but fails during the...

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