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Jurgen Klopp has rejected the proposal talk about United’s manager, which possibly shows how far United have fallen in their rivals’ thinking.
Plus former player Owen Hargreaves has expressed his opinion on former Bundesliga player Jadon Sancho, and Peter Schmeichel has supported a former United player for the temporary position.
Klopp rejects manager talk
At his press conference before the match, Jurgen Klopp was asked about United’s dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, and his answer can show how far the club has fallen in the minds of their rivals.
Answer to Liverpool Echo’s questions he answered; “I am not prepared for the question [I] have not thought of Man United for a second. Pardon,”
“I did not think about it [Man] United for a second and I did not think about what influence the manager has, should have or whatever. “Six years ago, I had to think about that kind of thing, sorry.”
He went on to say that he had sympathy for Solskjær and that he realized that the manager was in a difficult position after losing both to Liverpool and in the Manchester Derby.
Opinion: Klopp was probably not meant to mean anything, but the moment you do not think about your rival, it’s probably a bad sign of how your season has gone. It looks like either Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea are going to win the Premier League and compared to the Champions League they will most likely be considered the most likely teams to reach far in the competition.
These comments, along with Ben Foster’s last week on how to go to United and think you can get points, show the job the new United coach has in making the team a threat again and reviving their reputation in the Premier League League.
Hargreaves roses Sancho
Sancho has not had the best start to his career at Old Trafford, but over the last couple of games he has finally started to come to his senses and finally finished with a goal against Villareal in the Champions League on Tuesday night against Villareal.
And former United player Owen Hargreaves, who also spent time in the Bundesliga before his move to United, was quick to pay tribute to the player after the match.
He said on the BT Sports post-match show; “Jadon looks good, Jadon looks sharp, as if something can happen every time he gets it.
“Jadon was the best player on the pitch, the player we sometimes saw in Dortmund who can win a match.”
Opinion: There’s a reason United spent £ 73m on Sancho and he was Solskjær’s top scorer, and Tuesday night’s performance was a step towards showing why.
Sancho was dynamic and influenced the game every time he got the ball, closing off the performance with a fantastic attack after being close earlier in the match. Hopefully, under United’s next manager, he can fully realize his potential and become a vital part of the team.
Schmeichel bakes up around Bruce
Speaking of a new manager, United are looking for one, with BUT Sport understanding that United’s primary target is Mauricio Pochettino on a permanent basis, but if they fail to appoint him now, they could consider appointing a temporary coach with the former Barcelona coach . Ernesto Valverde under consideration.
But Peter Schmeichel has weighed in on his situation and backs up an opportunity that will most likely not fall into good soil with United fans. He stated on CBS Sports; “Get someone who knows the club. Get someone who is also known by the club. Get someone like Steve Bruce, that would be great.”
He went on to say that as a former defender, he wanted to know how he could prevent United from conceding goals.
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Opinion: Well, hard to know where to start with this one. Newcastle United have conceded the most goals this season, so Schmeichel’s point that he knows how to handle a defense is pretty far from the truth.
But let’s separate this from football for a moment. I like Bruce, he seems like a sweet and genuine guy, but throughout his time in Newcastle he has stated that he was abused, insulted and shouted at by Newcastle fans.
United are at an important point now that the fan base is disintegrating after Solskajer was held on for too long and putting Bruce in the firing line would not be fair to the former United player, especially when he would be seen as a smaller option. compared to some of the other linked names.
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