Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to ‘go all out’ and secure the services of Mauricio Pochettino as their next permanent manager. Man United have enjoyed immediate success under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but Wayne Rooney isn’t convinced he should get the job permanently.
Tottenham manager Pochettino has been heavily linked with a possible move to United at the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month. United have won all six matches under the guidance of current caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and many supporters believe he deserves the full-time job if he manages to maintain the same levels of performance.
However, Rooney believes Pochettino is still the best candidate for the job and the United club-record scorer has revealed why he thinks the Argentine would be the perfect fit.
“First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity and that’s a discussion that has to take place with the Glazers. 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,” he told ESPN FC.