Such is the state of Manchester United’s season that hypothesis over who would possibly substitute Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already begun.
Following their worst begin to a Premier League marketing campaign in seven years, the Crimson Devils hit a brand new low by dropping 2-1 to Champions League debutants Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night time.
The Turkish minnows capitalised on some catastrophic defending to go two objectives forward, and whereas Anthony Martial pulled one again, United deserved nothing from a sport by which they hit the goal simply twice.
Even a convincing victory in Turkey would’ve accomplished little to silence Solskjaer’s critics, however one other humiliating defeat leaves severe questions over his future.
The truth is, the Norwegian has turn out to be the bookies’ new favorite to win the Premier League sack race this season, and there are many appropriate candidates lining up ought to he go.
Mauricio Pochettino’s shadow looms giant over Outdated Trafford, because the highly-rated former Tottenham supervisor waits patiently for a brand new job.
And ex-Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara suggests he may remodel Man United if given the prospect.
O’Hara mentioned on Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “As a supervisor, he [Pochettino] is unbelievable. For me, he’s the fourth-best supervisor in England proper now.
“He’s the fourth-best and he hasn’t received a job. Solely Klopp, Guardiola and Mourinho are forward.
“I’d have him in most soccer golf equipment. How are you going to not say he’s unbelievable? Look what he did at Southampton and Spurs.
“Put him at Manchester United and he would take the membership to a different dimension.”
However Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist disagree, insisting Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is the person to take United ahead if Solskjaer will get the sack.
After guiding the Foxes to fifth place final yr, narrowly lacking out on Champions League soccer to Man United, Rodgers has Leicester punching above their weight once more in second place this season.
“I’d give Brendan the job at Manchester United,” mentioned Brazil. “If Ole is to go then I’d look no additional than Rodgers.
“He’s accomplished a superb job at Leicester. Sure, he’s had cash, however I don’t care, take a look at the desk as properly.
“He’s high class.”
McCoist added: “He’s world class. I don’t disagree with that in any respect and I’d actively encourage that.”