Rafael Benitez ‘a good match’ for Man United, claims ex-Liverpool star

Rafael Benítez would be a good match for Manchester United, according to Dietmar Hamann

Rafael Benitez
Rafael Benítez is currently in charge of Napoli Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United should consider hiring Rafael Benitez as David Moyes’ successor, according to Dietmar Hamann.

The Red Devils sacked Moyes on Tuesday after a disastrous season left them seventh in the Premier League table.

Benitez and Manchester United will be a very good match

Dietmar Hamann

And former Liverpool midfielder Hamann, who played under Benitez during his spell at Anfield, believes that the Spaniard would be well-suited to the job.

“It is certainly a name they should consider,” Hamann told talkSPORT.

“They need somebody with a track record who can work with the big players, who knows what is required to get in the Champions League and play a big role in it for years to come.

“Rafa Benitez is in Italy at Napoli but his family still lives in the north west and he has always made it clear that he would love to return to the Premier League at some stage.

“The way it is going at Liverpool, I don’t think he will be there any time soon and he has been at Chelsea, so there are not too many clubs out there for him. I don’t think Arsenal will suit him.

“He and Manchester United will be a very good match. He had a few run-ins with Fergie but he only pointed out a few facts, as he would say.”

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