Manchester United fans have had a torrid season, but things could be a whole lot worse.
Diego Maradona has claimed in an exclusive FourFourTwo interview that he could sort out the problems at Old Trafford.
This is coming from a man who oversaw Argentina’s joint-worst ever result, a 6-1 loss to Bolivia in April 2009. Since then, his managerial efforts haven’t really paid off either. A 4-0 bashing against Germany in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals followed and nowadays he’s managing Dorados in the Mexican second division.
Whilst Maradona continues life in Mexico with Dorados, he still obviously believes he can make it to the big time in management. That’s where these comments come in, as Maradona sensationally claimed:
“If Manchester [United] need a coach, I’m the man to do it.
“I know they sell lots of shirts around the world, but they need to win trophies, too. I can do that for them.”
It might sound like we’re writing Maradona off here, but if David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all failed and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling, we can’t see any way in which the Argentine footballing icon can return United to their former glory.
What other word is there for this one? Solskjaer’s doing his best with a bad job and got some incredible results in his early days as the interim gaffer at Old Trafford. If Maradona was to usurp the Norwegian it would truly be the strangest and most baffling managerial appointment in history, which we all know Ed Woodward is capable of delivering.
It doesn’t help that the man behind the most infamous goal in history also came out to back his comments that he’d deliver trophies at United by claiming:
“Manchester United used to be my favourite English team for so long. So many great players and a great team under Alex Ferguson. But now I have to say Man City. I know you shouldn’t change like that but it’s because of Kun [Aguero]. We speak a lot and he plays in a very good team.”
So not only does Maradona believe he can turn the fortunes of the Old Trafford faithful around, but he also thinks he can do so as a supporter of Manchester City. He really is one of a kind.