Manchester United have asked intermediaries to sound out Mauricio Pochettino, according to The Independent.
Chief football writer Miguel Delaney stresses that this does not mean that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking is set in stone, but they are aware of the opportunity to hire Pochettino, who has been out of work since being replaced by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.
Pochettino is also said to be liked at Chelsea and Man City.
The Argentine’s presence in the background, or media at least, will gain weight every time Solskjaer suffers a setback. It will feel like an extra blow but the Red Devils must get their season on track and the only way to do that is by winning football matches.
Sources told Delaney “no one is looking for a reason to sack him” but Ed Woodward doesn’t like the latest situation the team finds itself in.
The journalist also commented on Solskjaer’s midfield selections, writing: “A core of United players have long wondered about the depth of the attacking approach, and fear Solskjaer probably isn’t cutting edge in that regard. There is a belief the manager doesn’t know his best midfield, or his best team.”
One player is quoted, off-record, as saying that “training is so basic” and “lacking in creativity” which should have been at the back of our minds watching United since the new season began.