Brendan Rodgers verdict on Manchester United job links

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Brendan Rodgers has dismissed all suggestions linking him to the Manchester United job amid fan’s call to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United fans have turned on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the team’s form and morale has dropped massively. Manchester United have lost six of their last 12 matches in all competitions. They have just picked up four points from their last six Premier League matches. This drop of form has seen United drop to sixth place in the Premier League table.

The expectations around Old Trafford were sky-high at this start of the season with signings of Varane, Sancho, and Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer. But things have gone south very quickly. United have not performed up to the standards and have also looked very dull on the pitch. The Red Devils have one of the best teams on paper, but Ole has failed to find the right balance in his starting line-up.

Reports coming out of Old Trafford suggest that the Manchester United hierarchy really appreciates Brendan Rodgers from his time in charge of Liverpool. Following which the United hierarchy sees Brendan Rodgers as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the head coach. Rodgers has also helped the foxes lift the FA Cup as well as the community shield.

But Brendan Rodgers has dismissed the Manchester United job links. He has labelled the rumours as “disrespectful” towards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In his press conference he said:

 “There’s two things. Firstly, it’s really disrespectful for you to ask the question when you have a manager [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] in place, a good manager and a good man, who is working for the club.”

“Secondly, I can’t really comment on it because it is something that is not real. I am here as the Leicester City manager, I’m proud to be here, privileged to be here and fully committed to the players, the club, the ownership,”

If not Rodgers, who can be the next take the United job if Ole is sacked?

Manchester United has seen a constant upwards progression under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took over as intern manager. But this season the desire from the team and the results on the pitch have been lacking. With the United hierarchy willing to give Ole some time to improve the results, Ole is on a borrowed time and if results don’t go his way he may be sacked soon.

Meanwhile, United also have Spain head coach and ex-Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag on their managerial shortlist. But it still remains to be seen that if either of the managers will be interested in taking up the United job mid-season. If United wants to end the 4 season trophy drought they must react as soon as possible. 

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