Paul Merson reckons Brendan Rodgers should be Manchester United boss, but says he won’t get the gig because of his ties to Liverpool.
Rodgers nearly won the Premier League with Liverpool back in 2014 before heading to Scotland to manage Celtic and recently returning to England to take the reins at Leicester City.
The Northern Irishman’s side currently sit third in the Premier League and look more than capable of finishing in the top six this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increased pressure, and some fans are starting to turn on the Norwegian despite the club being just six games into the season.
Merson is a big fan of Rodgers, and while he doesn’t say Solskjaer should be sacked, he suggested Foxes boss would be a better fit for United.
“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.”
Merson also discussed Manchester United’s fall from grace since 2013, when they last won the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson.
He suggested the club need to recruit aggressively if they stand any chance of catching the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
“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. 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.”