Sorry Ole! Man United legend urges Red Devils to sign up Tottenham man Pochettino

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has urged the club to ‘go all out’ and sign Tottenham boss Maurizio Pochettino.

After the sacking of Jose Mourinho just a few weeks ago, there has been alot of speculation surrounding whom could lead the club into a new era with the likes of Pochettino, Laurent Blanc, Zinedine Zidane and Max Allegri all linked with the job at the end of the season.

But United have set their sights on trying to secure the signature of Pochettino, who is regarded as one of the finest bosses in the Premier League after helping Spurs become one of the most consistent sides in the English game.

And despite the fact Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won his opening six games in charge of United, Rooney has urged his former club to do all they can to try and bring Pochettino to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

“First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity and that’s a discussion that has to take place with the Glazers,” said Rooney told ESPN.

“But if I had the opportunity to appoint someone, I’d go all out for Pochettino.

“I think Manchester United – certainly over the last 20, 30 years, since Alex Ferguson – have based themselves on youth players, young players, bringing players through.

“I think [Pochettino] gets the best out of his players whether they are younger or older.

“You see some of the young players he has brought through at Tottenham, at Southampton that have gone on to play for the national team, so I think he ticks every box in terms of his quality as a coach, but also his willingness to give youth a chance.”

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