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Frank Lampard insists Jose Mourinho is not unsackable

Frank Lampard insists Jose Mourinho is not unsackable

Lampard - Mourinho is not unsackable at United

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has insisted that Jose Mourinho is not 'unsackable' amid doubts lingering over the Portuguese's future at Manchester United.

United have endured a mixed start to the campaign which has witnessed them already drop eight points in the Premier League but Mourinho will be hoping for some relief when Derby make the League Cup trip to Manchester on Tuesday night.

Ahead of that game, Lampard has indicated that no head coach is safe with his role given the current nature of the beautiful game and that includes his former Chelsea manager Mourinho.

"I don't think it's anywhere near specific for Jose - that's the nature of how the game has gone. Of course in management, we know we're all sackable at any moment," he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

United have failed to win each of the previous two matches at Old Trafford with a draw and defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur respectively but they will be aiming to make progress beyond the League Cup third round tonight.