Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter in fury, after ESPN’s Andy Mitten revealed on the FourFourTwo podcast that the belief inside the club was that Mauricio Pochettino was going to join in the summer, before they appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instead.
When the Red Devils sacked Jose Mourinho, the two names being thrown around were Zinedine Zidane and Pochettino, with nobody expecting Solskjaer to stay beyond his interim spell.
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However, a run of just one loss in 17 games led to the former Cardiff boss being handed the job on a permanent basis, although that decision appears to have been a rushed one based on their form since making that decision.
Solskjaer has overseen just two wins from his last 10 games in the Old Trafford dugout, leading many to feel that his appointment was a hasty one, whereas Pochettino looks to have guided Spurs into the top four and has them in the semi-finals of the Champions League without making a signing.
Let’s see how the understandably annoyed United fans on Twitter have reacted to the frustrating news…
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 30, 2019
Players gotta take the blame for this too, all that twerking saying they wanted ole to stay now look
— Jigga (@Og_Jigga) April 30, 2019
— Chucky (@CPS_1992) April 30, 2019
If it wasnt for the class 92 who coerced the board to hire that clueless clown we wouldn’t in this predicament.
— ?? (@prafitLUHG) April 30, 2019
Of course he was. But Woodward went for the cheap sympathetic option
— utdcover (@utdcover) April 30, 2019
Poch would have been far better than this Cardiff reject we have at United.
— Ryan Adams (@IduhJr) April 30, 2019
Duno if true but if it is we should of waited instead of jumping the gun for ole but hopefully hes backed in the summer then no excuses If we are struggling
— Matt (@mattpye30) April 30, 2019
missed a trick with Pochettino here
— Adeel Ahmed (@adz285) April 30, 2019
This whole pantomine gets worse with each passing hour. Wake me up when Derek Trotter Woodward has left the club.
— Martin Etherson (@martinetherson) April 30, 2019
I just wanna cry.
— ysltrappa (@plugwlkkkk) April 30, 2019
Should go for poch. Come on Ed
— Matrix (@UnitedMatrix) April 30, 2019