(Video) Danny Murphy says United should have hired Southgate over Ten Hag

Where do we start with this one?

We’ve got an outlandish claim about Manchester United from a former Liverpool player to dissect.

Danny Murphy has told talkSPORT that he would have hired Gareth Southgate for the United job because the club needs someone to come in and create unity like the current England squad.

United’s decision to hire Erik ten Hag, 52, has been welcomed by the fans – but it doesn’t sit right with Murphy…

When asked who he would have picked for the United job — Southgate or Ten Hag — the former England international said: “Gareth and Steve [Holland].”

He went on to add: “Well I know them. They’ve come a long way, the pair of them, they’ve got a great partnership.

“I think for what they’ve achieved at England, the way he’s managed players, big players, I think he’s evolved into a very, very intelligent football manager. With Steve by his side I think they’d do a great job at a big club.”

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Just to put it out there, I wouldn’t want to be that big club taking a risk on Southgate. International football is very different to managing at the top of the European game.

Moreover, I am cautiously optimistic about Ten Hag coming in.

Didn’t talkSPORT have an end of season special with Mark Goldbridge – to discuss all matters on United – in a blatant bid to cause a stir on their radio network?

This is the sort of content they feed their listeners.

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  1. It has gotten to a point where I am quite convinced that some of these pundits are delusional.

  2. Southgate is a failed club coach and I wouldn’t have him anywhere near Old Trafford. Working with players for 4 days every 3 months is not exactly comparable to the daily man management required at a club. It’s apples and oranges. Further, the constant hypocrisy coming from Southgate and need to publicly criticize players to justify his decisions would be a disaster at club level.

    United have made a sound choice in Ten Hag and his proven ability to develop young players and rehabilitate those that had declining careers is exactly what is required at United.

    England can have Southgate and I encourage him to continue omitting Sancho & Rashford as it greatly benefits United. 👍🏼

  3. Southgate’s style of football is boring. If Murphy thinks he’s so good then he should manage Liverpool. Murphy was a mediocre player and a mediocre pundit.

  4. Southgate to man untd? The bill doesnt much,any way we dont expect honey from fly and that is from danny murphy

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