Paul Scholes names ‘the man’ to become next Man United manager

Paul Scholes suggests that he wants to see Mauricio Pochettino appointed as Manchester United's new manager at the end of the season

Paul Scholes
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes Photo: BT Sport

Paul Scholes has backed Mauricio Pochettino to become the new permanent Manchester United manager in the summer.

The Red Devils are on the lookout for a new boss after they opted to sack Jose Mourinho last week following their poor start to the new season.

Mourinho was given his marching orders after Manchester United slumped to their worst start in the Premier League for 28 years.

There is now bound to be plenty of speculation about who will take charge at Old Trafford beyond the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino has been named among the top candidates to take over at Manchester United at the end of the season.

And Red Devils legend Scholes would clearly be very happy to see the Spurs boss take charge of his old side.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Scholes said: “Pochettino’s the man. If he wants the job then I think it’s his.

“He carries himself brilliantly with the media and with his team. He promotes young players and most importantly he wins a lot of football matches.

“I know people say he’s got a great team at Tottenham. He has. But can he ever really win the league with Tottenham?

“I’m not sure he can. With United, he’ll have the spending power, the money and he’ll be capable of winning the league. I think if he wants the job then he’s definitely the man.”

Manchester United have appointed their former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis until the end of the season.

The Red Devils will be looking to try and break back into the top four in the Premier League before the season is over as they aim to qualify for next term’s Champions League.

They will return to top-flight action on Boxing Day when they host Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford.

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