Rooney Backs Pochettino To Be Next Man United Manager
Wayne Rooney has said Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains his choice for the Manchester United manager job if interim boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not appointed.
Pochettino was regarded as the leading candidate to be the next United manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked in December.
Solskjaer became caretaker boss in December and has gone 10 games without defeat.
“It’d be nice to see Ole Gunnar continue with this form and get a shot at the job on a permanent basis,” Rooney told CNN.
“But if not, if the club go to choose from somewhere else, then I think Pochettino would be the right guy,” United’s all-time leading goalscorer said.
United have amassed 22 points in eight league games under the 1999 treble winner, having earned 26 in 17 under Mourinho, and are also into the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Arsenal in round four.