Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he could quit as manager of the club after Saturday's 2-0 away defeat at Stoke City.
The Red Devils are still without a win this month and lost their last three Premier League games.
They host struggling Chelsea on Monday at Old Trafford in what could be the Dutchman's last chance to keep his job.
"I can quit by myself but that is something I speak about with Ed Woodward by himself," van Gaal is quoted as saying by the BBC.
"I will speak with him first and then with my staff. I need to have a conversation but I do not need to tell you what I want to say. I am not so interested in public talking.
"It is not always the club that has to fire or sack me.
"Sometimes I do that by myself, but I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and my members of staff and my players, not with you.
"I have received [the club's backing] all the time but we have lost so there is a new situation.
"I feel the support of my players and my board. The fans will be disappointed but that is logical after four defeats.
"We have lost the game in the first 45 minutes because we didn't dare to play our football. That is what I have analysed.
"The circumstances now play a bigger role and will in the next game also. We have to cope with that and look for the solution.
"It is very difficult as I'm also part of four losses and I have to cope with that and I have to manage that. More important is that my players shall manage that because they have to perform."