(Video) Mark Hughes believes Man United already know their first choice manager

Following the recent departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, former Manchester United player Mark Hughes believes the Red Devils would like PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino to take the Old Trafford hot seat.

Solskjaer left the club on Sunday morning following a run of dire results, including two drubbing against rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, with the Norwegian’s fate sealed by way of a 4-1 thrashing against Watford.

Although there is much speculation regarding who could succeed Solskjaer, while speaking recently with TalkSPORT, Hughes feels Pochettino is the clear front runner for the job.

“This interim position doesn’t seem to be the right way to go about it,” Hughes said. “But clearly if they have to wait, they seem prepared to do that.

“I just feel it’s Pochettino that they really, really want.”


Ahead of what is set to be a hugely crucial few weeks, fans will be hoping for a resolution to the club’s current vacant manager’s role.

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Although Carrick will be supported, he is obviously not going to be the club, nor the fanbase’s first-choice candidate to replace Solskjaer on a permanent basis, therefore, very little could be achieved by retaining his services for any great length of time.

If Hughes’ gut feeling turns out to be true – then Manchester United could potentially be looking at a new manager on the sidelines a lot sooner than originally thought.

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