The Sun says bookies slashed the odds on the managerâ€™s 27-year reign coming to an end to an astonishing 7-4 ON.
And Everton boss David Moyes was rapidly installed as favourite to succeed Fergie, becoming 11-10 ON to take over the Old Trafford hotseat.
There were even unconfirmed reports that Unitedâ€™s stars had been warned to expect a â€śmajor statementâ€ť imminently.
Social media sites were awash with rumours that Fergie will step aside after Sundayâ€™s home match against Swansea, when his beloved United will be presented with the Premier League crown â€” their 20th top-flight title and 13th under the Scot.
News that Fergie, 71, will have a hip operation during the summer â€” coupled with Moyesâ€™ reluctance to sign a new deal at Goodison Park â€” combined to feed the mania about his future.
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