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Premier League holders are in serious danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League and Jones feels they must win every match left to give themselves a fighting chance

Pepe Mel makes a gesture from the touchline on Saturday during West Brom's 3-0 defeat by Manchester United

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The writing is on the wall for Pepe Mel

When, after a 3-0 defeat, a manager says he does not know whether he will be in charge next week, it is usually an invitation for the owner to write him a large severance cheque.

Michael Carrick was delighted Manchester United bounced back against West Brom

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Michael Carrick was happy to right the wrongs of Manchester United's ill-fated trip to Greece by beating West Brom.

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Rooney adds 'we'll fight for our shirt and for our place' as he gets on the scoresheet to knock off West Brom

West Brom 0 Manchester United 3 match report: Manchester United stick to the script as Robin Van Persie loses the plot

Pressure eases on David Moyes but West Brom still searching for their first win under Pepe Mel

Adnan Januzaj was booked for his hand ball when trying to round West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, in a near-replica to Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' against England in 1986

West Brom 0 Manchester United 3: Adnan Januzaj booked after he tries to replicate Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God'

Januzaj tried to get to the ball before Ben Foster but used his arm blatantly and was booked for his efforts

Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick look dejected after defeat to Olympiakos.

West Brom v Manchester United: Robin van Persie overcomes illness to start alongside Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj

United's attacking quartet are given a rare chance to start a Premier League match while the Baggies are without the banned Nicolas Anelka

West Brom v Manchester United preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

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David Moyes looks on from the dug-out

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West Bromwich Albion's French striker Nicolas Anelka gestures as he celebrates scoring their second goal against West Ham United

Nicolas Anelka 'quenelle': FA labelled 'pathetically spineless' in House of Commons

Labour MP John Cryer slams the response of the FA after the West Brom striker performed the gesture in a Premier League game

West Bromwich Albion's French striker Nicolas Anelka gestures

Sam Wallace on Nicolas Anelka's 'quenelle' gesture: Getting any ban was tough work in complex case for the FA

No one in France has ever been convicted for having made the gesture

West Bromwich Albion's French striker Nicolas Anelka gestures

Nicolas Anelka 'quenelle' gesture: Jewish groups welcome ban for West Brom striker - 'that kind of ignorance is dangerous'

West Bromwich Albion suspend striker for the offence caused by insulting gesture

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