Pressure mounts on Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon with future at club in doubt after second defeat in a row

A grim-faced Ray McKinnon at the final whistle.

The pressure on Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon increased markedly following this afternoon’s 2-0 defeat to Inverness at Tannadice.

It was the Tangerines’ second loss in a row following last week’s game at Livingston with United now five points behind league leaders St Mirren.

As the Inverness players celebrated their victory, the home fans left McKinnon in no doubt exactly what they thought of the result and a frankly dismal performance with a deafening barrage of boos.

There was no formal board meeting afterwards but it is understood the manager’s future was discussed by directors with further talks expected to take place within the next 48 hours.

McKinnon himself admitted when he spoke to the press that he was under pressure and he was not sure if he would still be in charge for next week’s game at Dumbarton.

He said: “That’s the worst we’ve played since I became manager here.

“I completely understand the fans because we’re frustrated as well.

“Of course I feel the pressure. There’s been pressure since I arrived and there will be pressure next week whether I am in the job or not, so I just have to deal with it.

“I’d like to think I would be here next week but that’ll be somebody else’s decision, not mine.”