Paul Merson Backs Brendan Rodgers to Become the Next Manchester United Boss

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Manchester United have been heavily linked with PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino come the summer.  Ralf Rangnick has struggled since coming in and it’s thought that he will step aside come the summer. The former Arsenal player now Sky Sports pundit believes the Red Devils should be looking at Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers rather than the Argentina Mauricio Pochettino.

Writing in his column with Sky Sports;

“I don’t understand why Manchester United would be waiting for Mauricio Pochettino. I don’t get it,” he said. “If Pochettino doesn’t win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain, why would they be going in for him?”

“You’ve got to remember he failed to win the French league last year, too. That’s virtually impossible to do. Everybody keeps saying they need to go out and get Pochettino but I don’t understand why.”

“Football is all about timing. If Leicester were second in the Premier League right now and still in the cups, Brendan Rodgers would be the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next manager of Man Utd,”

“If I was in charge at United, I’d be going for Rodgers or Graham Potter now. People are still caught up on the Pochettino of seven years ago. If that’s the case, why isn’t everyone going for Claudio Ranieri again?”

“(Rodgers) only lost the league at Liverpool because of a slip. Now, he doesn’t even get a mention. I find it shocking that some people are even talking about Brendan Rodgers being under pressure.”

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