Advertiser Disclosure

Brendan Rodgers speaks out on taking the Manchester United job

Brendan Rodgers speaks out on taking the Manchester United job

Solskjaer the latest to lose his job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the fifth Premier League manager to lose his job this season when Manchester United parted ways with their club legend on Sunday morning.

He follows in the footsteps of Xisco Munoz, Nuno Espirito Santo, Dean Smith and Daniel Farke, who have all been relieved of their duties in the first three months of the season.

It was Munoz’s replacement at Watford, Claudio Ranieri, who ultimately sealed Solskjaer’s doom, with a 4-1 win over the Red Devils at Vicarage Road.

While it feels as though it has come months too late, it is ultimately the only decision that was left open to the Manchester United hierarchy after a terrible run of form that saw them slip from 3rd to 8th place in the Premier League, 12 points off league leaders Chelsea.

Now, attention turns to a potential replacement.

Rodgers latest to distance himself

Brendan Rodgers has this afternoon become the latest boss to distance himself from the possibility of taking the role.

He follows in the footsteps of Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique and Julien Lopetegui, all of whom have spoken to the media to reiterate their happiness in their current roles.

Now, Rodgers has done the same.

In a statement via Football Daily, the Leicester City boss said:

‘I don’t take it as anything. It’s not real. There’s always gossip and that will be there until they appoint a full-time manager.

‘My commitment is to here. The culture here is about the development of the players, and that’s where I see it, even moreso in this period.

‘I respect you guys have stories to do and to create a narrative, but that doesn’t include me.’

With another name out of the running, the Red Devils are running short of available options to take the job.

Read more:

Manchester United line up move for ex Lyon and Roma boss to take interim charge

PSG shut down rumors of Mauricio Pochettino leaving the club mid-season amid Man United interest


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Manchester United betting odds, next game:

Manchester United's latest videos

"There was an energy around Old Trafford tonight" | Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal | Reaction
"There was an energy around Old Trafford tonight" | Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal | Reaction
Hear from Michael Carrick, Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot after the Reds got back…
2021-12-03T01:00:08Z
Michael Carrick Announces United Departure | Post Match Press Conference | Man United 3-2 Arsenal
Michael Carrick Announces United Departure | Post Match Press Conference | Man United 3-2 Arsenal
Hear from Michael Carrick in his post match press conference after he announced his…
2021-12-03T00:30:03Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4