Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted he could be sacked if they miss out on the Champions League on Sunday.
United will fail to finish in the top four if neighbours City avoid defeat at Swansea.
Missing out on the Champions League will cost United up to £40million and Van Gaal admitted he could pay a heavy price for that failure, with Jose Mourinho waiting in the wings to take over.
“I have said I shall be here, that is my opinion, so the board has to decide if it’s like that,” said Van Gaal. “That is a different way of looking to the situation.
“The facts are that we are still fighting for Champions League qualification.
“We depend on Manchester City [losing] but we are still fighting, also for the FA Cup, and then we shall see what the board is doing,” he was quoted by the Mirror.
Van Gaal has one year left on his contract but said he would not be a lame duck boss if he stayed on, even though he would be going at the end of the season.
“That’s not a problem, even when the players know that [a manager is leaving],” said Van Gaal. “I could still inspire the players.”