Liverpool have ruined Manchester United’s chances of hiring ‘top manager’ Brendan Rodgers, says Paul Merson

first_img Comment Liverpool have ruined Manchester United’s chances of hiring ‘top manager’ Brendan Rodgers, says Paul Merson Advertisement Brendan Rodgers has the ability to manage Manchester United, claims Arsenal legend Paul Merson (Picture: Getty)Brendan Rodgers is more than capable of managing Manchester United, but he will never get the job due to his previous stint as Liverpool boss. That’s according to Arsenal legend Paul Merson.United’s struggles have continued this season despite the summer arrivals of Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is coming under increasing pressure after only two wins from six in the Premier League.Leicester, meanwhile, sit third in the table after victories over Sheffield United, Bournemouth and Tottenham and Rodgers is being tipped to steer the Foxes to a top-six finish.Rodgers’ Leicester reign began just weeks after Solskjaer was appointed caretaker manager of United and it’s fair to say their paths have taken very different turns.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMerson thinks Rodgers should be given another chance at a major club, but doubts that United would ever make such a move because of the 46-year-old’s ties to bitter rivals Liverpool.‘You look at Leicester, I think the manager, I think he’s different class,’ the former Arsenal and England star told Sky Sports’ The Debate.‘If he weren’t manager of Liverpool before, he should be manager of Man United. Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Sep 2019 6:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link961Shares Merson says United have to spend big to catch up with City and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)In order to make up the ground on Manchester City and Liverpool, Merson believes United must concentrate on signing ‘the best’ players in the world over the next few years.‘They’ve fallen, they’ve come a long way but when they are falling the other teams like Manchester City and Liverpool are so much better than before, it’s frightening,’ Merson added.‘I think Manchester United have got to get a big meeting together.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Get all the scouts from around the world, because they must have loads.‘They’ve got to say for the next four or five windows, we’ve got to get the best players.‘Go and get [Jadon] Sancho, then go and get someone else.’Should Rodgers get another chance at a big club?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Ben Davies apologises to Tottenham supporters and Mauricio Pochettino after Colchester United humiliation West Ham 2-0 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:27FullscreenWest Ham 2-0 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘But obviously that’s not going to happen because he was manager of Liverpool. [Leicester are] working under a top manager, a top manager.‘I was very shocked that… I don’t want to be disrespectful to Leicester, I cannot believe Leicester got Brendan Rodgers, I cannot believe it.‘If anybody can break in [to the top six] it will be Leicester because of Brendan Rodgers.’last_img

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