Wayne Rooney reveals where Pochettino lies within his Man Utd job pecking order

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with the Manchester United job since the club parted ways with Jose Mourinho in the middle of December.

When Pochettino has been grilled by the media about the rumours he has sent mixed signals insisting that he is committed to the project at Spurs but also saying that Spurs needed to change the way they operate.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has been appointed as the interim manager until the end of the season has done a stellar job so far guiding the Red Devils to 9 wins in his first 10 games in charge. As a result, there have been growing calls for the Norwegian to be handed the job on a permanent basis from Man Utd fans as well as several former players.

Now former striker Wayne Rooney has also weighed in on the matter. The 33-year-old who spent 13 seasons at the Manchester club scoring 253 goals, has said that he would like to see Solskjaer get the job.

He also added that if the club decided not to appoint the Norwegian, then Pochettino would be the right man for the job.

Speaking to the CNN, Rooney said, “It’d be nice to see Ole Gunnar continue with this form and get a shot at the job on a permanent basis. But if not, if the club go to choose from somewhere else, then I think Pochettino would be the right guy.”

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