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Manchester United must turn to Mauricio Pochettino

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time as Manchester United manager must surely be coming to an end.

The Norwegian is famed for scoring a goal that won them a European cup final but that counts for very little in 2021.

His side are sinking and now regularly find themselves on the end of an embarrassing result. They were battered by Liverpool in a 5-0 thrashing and then lost to Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.

They have also been a topsy-turvy side in the Champions League where Cristiano Ronaldo has regularly popped up with late goals but even he is finding it difficult to keep the Norwegian in his job.

What’s the word?

With Solskjaer’s job severely under pressure at Old Trafford, United should be looking towards replacements.

Zinedine Zidane and Ralf Rangnick are two coaches who have been linked with the role but there is another name that the Manchester club may look towards.

Would you take Poch at Man United?

No chance!

No chance!

Of course!

Of course!

That’s according to The Express who claim the board already know who their next manager is.

That happens to be PSG boss, Mauricio Pochettino, somebody the Glazers and co have had their sights on for a good few years now.

Number one option

Bringing Pochettino back to the Premier League would be a hard task but it’s one that United must follow through with.

After all, the Argentine simply has to be their number one option if they do decide to sack Solskjaer in the coming weeks.

He massively overachieved with Spurs, accomplishing something that his successor and many of his predecessors failed to do. They reached a Champions League final as the 49-year-old guided his team to runners-up medals in the 2018/19 campaign after a stellar run.

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Pochettino did eventually receive the sack but his qualities and reputation extend way beyond that moment. He is capable of ensuring his players produce eye-catching attacking football, while he’s also phenomenal at developing young players.

It was under the current PSG boss that Harry Kane really became a star, while he also helped the likes of Dele Alli and Heung-min Son become genuine attacking threats too.

Dele’s form has since dropped off remarkably, though, perhaps indicating the type of impact Poch had in north London.

What made his impact at Spurs even better was the lack of funds available to him. That wouldn’t be an issue at Old Trafford, however, which begs the question of what he could do when given more finances.

Crucially, he’s also got the vote of confidence from Sir Alex Ferguson, a man who clearly still has a lot of influence at United.

Speaking about him back in 2016, Ferguson described Pochettino as “fantastic.” A short anecdote from Tottenham MP David Lammy tells you what the former Man United boss really thinks of him though.

Talking six years ago, he commented: “I’m going to let you into a secret. About six weeks ago, I sat next to Sir Alex Ferguson at a dinner in support of grassroots football abroad. He said to me, ‘I think you guys have got the best manager in the Premier League.’ Alex Ferguson said that.”

With that in mind, there is surely no better head coach to appoint at Old Trafford. It’s time to say goodbye to Solskjaer, and hello to Pochettino.

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