Man Utd 'approach Mauricio Pochettino to replace Solskjaer' 2 months ago

Man Utd 'approach Mauricio Pochettino to replace Solskjaer'

The Argentine is available and has expressed a desire to return to management

Manchester United have approached Mauricio Pochettino over the possibility of replacing under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.

The report claims that United have made contact with Pochettino's representatives, despite the club being reluctant to sack Solskjaer, whose side have begun the season in disappointing fashion, losing three of their opening six league matches to leave them 15th in the Premier League. All three defeats have come at home.

Up until this week, United's Champions League form had offered solace for Solskjaer, with impressive wins against Paris Saint-Germain (2-1) and Red Bull Leipzig (5-0) in their opening two group games.


However, an insipid 2-1 defeat away to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night has massively increased scrutiny on the Norwegian and led for calls for his tenure at the club to come to an end.

Pochettino, who has been out of work since leaving Tottenham Hotspur at the end of 2019, appeared on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football last week and spoke of his desire to return to management.

He has long been linked with Manchester United during Solskjaer's consistently inconsistent reign at the club, with supporters in recent days calling for the club to hire him.