Mauricio Pochettino
Just in!! Manchester United approach Mauricio Pochettino

News from Manchester confirmed that Manchester United had made contact with Mauricio Pochettino about his interest in being the next manager.

The developments followed after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wedensday night in the UEFA Champions League.

“Manchester United have approached Mauricio Pochettino with a view to him replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s next manager,” reported the Manchester Evening News (MEN).

“The MEN understands United have made contact with Pochettino’s representatives amid the team’s dismal form under Solskjaer. The MEN reported last December Pochettino wants to take over as United manager and his stance on the role is not believed to have changed,” added the report.

The outlet further believes that the club’s higher powers do have still have faith in the Solskjaer, especially at his stage of the season, but a possible loss this coming weekend at Everton could just become too messy.

“Insiders say the United hierarchy were privately backing Solskjaer prior to Wednesday night’s shambolic Champions League defeat by Istanbul Basaksehir and are reluctant to part company with the Norwegian so early in the season. But if United lose at Everton on Saturday they could end the weekend 17th in the Premier League table,” added the publication.

Pochettino remains a free agent since leaving Spurs last season after a string of poor results.

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