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Manchester United handed massive Mauricio Pochettino boost amid PSG turmoil

Manchester United handed massive Mauricio Pochettino boost amid PSG turmoil

PSG fall to Manchester defeat

Paris Saint-Germain fell to a 2-1 defeat to a well-drilled Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, amid speculation that Mauricio Pochettino could be about to jump ship.

Kylian Mbappe gave PSG the lead, but Raheem Sterling netted an equaliser shortly after, before Bernardo Silva found Gabriel Jesus six yards out for what ultimately proved to be the winner.

The result has led to pundits clamouring for Poch to depart, not least due to the seeming lack of effort put in by the all-star front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, with Manchester City outworking the Ligue 1 outfit as well as outplaying them.

Could such a development now be on the cards?

The dominos begin to fall

As 101 reported earlier in the week, Zinedine Zidane is the man that the chiefs at Paris Saint-Germain have had in mind to replace Mauricio Pochettino, should he decide to depart the club and join Manchester United.

And now, as per French outlet Le Parisien, talks have begun between the two parties over a potential takeover mid-season, prompting speculation that Poch could well be on his way to Manchester after all.

The irony will surely not escape those on the Red and Blue halves of Manchester, should last night’s result have proven the final nail in the coffin for Mauricio Pochettino, and a decisive moment in his route to join United.

Either way, it sounds as though the wheels are firmly in motion.

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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