Man United & Man City both reportedly want Mauricio Pochettino

Man United & Man City both reportedly want Mauricio Pochettino

Man United & Man City’s recent struggles

Both Manchester-based Premier League clubs are currently enduring something of a rough patch.

Manchester City’s is of course a lot less serious than that of United, but, by their usual standards, the Citizens have looked markedly off colour of late.

Pep Guardiola only managed to guide his side to a 2nd-placed league finish in 2019/20, ending the season a staggering 18 points off Liverpool.

City were also once again knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.

As for Man United, they ended last season in pretty patchy form, and have continued to struggle this time around, with their latest outing having resulted in a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

Man United & Man City both reportedly want Mauricio Pochettino

Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves after the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park in south London on July 16, 2020. – Manchester United won the game 2-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

Pochettino to Manchester?

In the aftermath of their Spurs humiliation, meanwhile, United were subsequently linked with a new manager.

The tactician in question was Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since being sacked by Tottenham last season.

The above-linked report suggested that Ed Woodward is unwilling to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the international break.

But, this weekend, the Pochettino to United rumours have reemerged in force once again.

As per a report from the Mirror, the Red Devils are eyeing Pochettino on the back of the club’s poor start to the season under Solskjaer.

However, United are also said to be aware that ‘Poch’ is seen by Man City as a candidate to replace Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, with the Spaniard’s contract set to expire next summer:

See also: England vs Belgium betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions & odds

Ireland vs Wales betting tips: UEFA Nations League preview, predictions & odds


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Manchester United betting odds, next game:

Manchester United's latest videos

Marcus Rashford reaches 75 goals for Manchester United | Every Goal
Marcus Rashford reaches 75 goals for Manchester United | Every Goal
After Marcus Rashford hit his 75th goal for Manchester United in Tuesday's UEFA Champions…
2020-11-28T14:00:03Z
Highlights | Manchester United 4-1 Istanbul Basaksehir | UEFA Champions League
Highlights | Manchester United 4-1 Istanbul Basaksehir | UEFA Champions League
See all the goals from United's 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA…
2020-11-28T00:00:02Z
Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 10 5 21
2 Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 12 20
3 Chelsea FC 9 12 18
4 Leicester City FC 9 6 18
5 Southampton FC 9 4 17
6 Everton FC 9 3 16
7 Aston Villa FC 8 8 15
8 West Ham United FC 9 5 14
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 9 -1 14
10 Newcastle United FC 10 -3 14
11 Manchester United FC 8 -1 13
12 Arsenal FC 9 -1 13
13 Crystal Palace FC 10 -3 13
14 Manchester City FC 8 -1 12
15 Leeds United 9 -3 11
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 10 -2 10
17 Burnley FC 8 -8 5
18 Fulham FC 9 -9 4
19 West Bromwich Albion 9 -12 3
20 Sheffield United FC 9 -11 1
Premier League 20/21
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 10
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 9
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 8
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 8
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 7
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 7
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 5
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 5
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4
Rodriguez, James Everton FC 3
Adams, Che Southampton FC 3