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Owen Hargreaves backs man who has already ruled himself out of the running for Man United manager post

Owen Hargreaves backs man who has already ruled himself out of the running for Man United manager post

Owen Hargreaves backs one man for Manchester United boss

Manchester United are currently hunting for a new manager, after parting ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday morning, following a 4-1 defeat to Watford.

As expected, a whole host of names have been linked with the role.

Speaking on air with BT Sport ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG side, former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves backed current Spain boss Luis Enrique to be the next Red Devils boss, saying:

“I think one name that’s not on there, which I’d like to see, is Luis Enrique.”

“If you manage a big football club like Barcelona, and you won the treble there, and then you can go and take a pretty average team to a semi-final [of Euro 2020] in Spain, I think that’s the type of guy [United need]

“And he’s only managing the national team, so I think he could come in and do the job now.

“I think he would transform United from a good team into a great team.”

Quotes via The Mirror.
There is, however, one problem.

Enrique has already spoken out on possibility of Manchester United role

One thing that may have slipped Hargreaves’ attention is the fact that Enrique has already effectively ruled himself out of the job.

Speaking to the Spanish media on Sunday, the ex-Barcelona boss was quizzed on the prospect, and was quick to downplay the links. Enrique quipped:

Is it April fools day today? 

Asked whether he would want to go to a club as big as Manchester United, he was quick to point towards his current role, explaining:

“I’m already in the biggest team in Spain with 5,000 players.”

With Enrique reiterating that he is happy to be where he is, and a World Cup coming in exactly 12 months, it would be an odd time to jump ship.

Hargreaves, then, may be left high and dry,

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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