Manchester United board will have to give Mauricio Pochettino a complete control over transfer decisions if they want to hire him at the Old Trafford to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ever since Manchester United fired Jose Mourihno midway through last season, the board has tried to get Pochettino for the top job, however, things did not materialise at the start of the season which resulted in Ole getting a full-time contract.

Solskjaer earned the full-time gig after impressing as interim manager but has failed to turn United’s fortunes around and the club’s hierarchy are considering their options.

Pochettino and Max Allegri are the top contenders to replace Solskjaer as Manchester United manager, according to Alfredo Pedulla, and talks have already begun with the ex-Spurs and Southampton boss.

And while Pochettino is willing to take control of the club in the summer, he has insisted on having guarantees in place over arrivals at Old Trafford.

Recruitment has been a big problem for Manchester United in recent years, with Mourinho’s frustrated response to the failure to deliver top targets being one of the key reasons behind his departure.

They are in danger of leaving Solskjaer short in the second half of the season, with a deal for Bruno Fernandes dragging on and Marcus Rashford’s injury leaving them scrambling for a new striker after being left short of options in attack.

Solskjaer’s time at the club may well be up but United will only land their long-term target if they allow him to be heavily involved on the incomings and outgoings.


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  1. Get Pochetino in as quickly as possible but Woodward wont do it because of his demand. Woodward wont release the control of the money.
    Just watched the first half United v Burnley Dyche on the touchline from the 1st minute Solskjaer once again sat on his arse on the bench with that look of I dont know what to do. Somebody needs to find out who is spreading superglue on Solskjaers seat.
    It is obvious Solskjaer isnt the man for the job. It is too much for him he has no enthusiasm to get United back to where they should be. It is OK talking the talk but he has to walk the walk which he cant do.

  2. Des Venske Reply

    There are problems created by the. Owners, the decision made by. Management is crazy now the looking at replacing the coach this. Will not change i am 67 have supported man u for 45years it saddens me a beautifull club distroyed, sell the club to. The Arabs change management, get football director appoint Ferguson he will be. Your man

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