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Manchester United: Brendan Rodgers ‘serious contender’ to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United: Brendan Rodgers ‘serious contender’ to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer -Manchester United News

A journalist has revealed that Brendan Rodgers is now a ‘serious contender’ to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

The Lowdown: Under pressure

Solskjaer is now under pressure to keep his job after the recent 5-0 drubbing at home to bitter rivals Liverpool, and their game away at Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend could prove pivotal.

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Erik ten Hag is one name to have been mentioned as his potential successor should he leave Old Trafford, as the Red Devils sit in a measly seventh place in the Premier League table, with just 14 points after nine games played and a whopping 15 goals conceded, the joint-most in the top half (Premier League).

The Latest: Rodgers likely?

As per ESPN journalist Alex Shaw,  Rodgers is now emerging as a ‘serious contender’ to replace Solskjaer, and has support ‘within United’.

However, the possibility of Antonio Conte joining instead has not been ruled out yet, but there are reportedly ‘concerns’ with the former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager.

The Verdict: Get it done

If any team lose 5-0 at home to their biggest rivals, their manager would be under immense pressure.

It seems as if with no major trophies delivered to Man Utd so far, now may be the time for Solskjaer to go.

In that case, Rodgers could be the perfect replacement, in spite of his Liverpool links.

Described as one of the ‘outstanding’ managers in the top flight by none other than former United captain Gary Neville back in November, Rodgers has proven unlike Solksjaer that he can win trophies in England, by winning the FA Cup and Community Shield with Leicester City, a team not part of the so-called ‘big six’ (Transfermarkt).

His sides win a very impressive 1.83 points per game, which is more than Solskjaer, and while the latter has only managed Molde in Norway and Cardiff City elsewhere, Rodgers has also managed in the Premier League with both Liverpool and Swansea City and has plenty of European experience with both the Merseysiders and Celtic.

Nonetheless, the Northern Irishman would surely be an inspired appointment.

In other news, find out who could leave MUFC next summer here!


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