By Joe Ellis

7th Jan, 2023 | 1:10pm

BBC journalist shares Manchester United chants at Everton boss Frank Lampard

Everton suffered defeat in the third round of the FA Cup to Manchester United but it was the chants at Old Trafford that caught Simon Stone’s attention.

The BBC Sport journalist watched from the press box as the Stretford End directed songs at Toffees manager Frank Lampard amid increasing pressure on his job at Goodison Park.

United fans have a personal rivalry with Lampard who played for competitive rivals Chelsea for many years before moving to cross-city neighbours Manchester City to end his career.

And the home contingent enjoyed making fun of the Everton manager’s precarious position at the helm by suggesting he would soon be sacked on Merseyside.

“‘Sacked in the morning,’ sing Man Utd fans at Frank Lampard before adding another song referencing Chelsea,” Stone said via his personal Twitter account.

Very possible

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Maybe “the morning” was a bit too soon but it is very possible that he could be relinquished of his duties if Everton don’t win their next game against bottom-of-the-table Southampton.

Everton themselves sit in the relegation zone on 15 points right now and while they put up a valiant performance in the FA Cup at Old Trafford, they ultimately did not have the quality to win the game.

Lampard simply must find the right formula for the visit of the Saints, though, because he will find himself out of a job if he doesn’t after the South Coast club signed Mislav Orsic from Dinamo Zagreb from under the Toffees’ noses [Izak Ante Sucic].

The taunting from the United fans won’t help his cause but the vocal support from the packed-out away end will certainly lift him as he knows the supporters are still firmly right behind him, for now.