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Man United make Poch approach as pressure builds on Solskjaer

Manchester United have reportedly made an approach for Mauricio Pochettino as the pressure continues to build on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United have endured a disappointing start to the season and followed last weekend’s dismal defeat to Arsenal with another uninspiring performance in the Champions League in midweek, crashing to defeat against an Istanbul Basaksehir, a side who were without a goal or point in the competition from their opening two fixtures.

The manner of the defeat, which included embarrassing defensive errors against the Turkish champions, has greatly increased the pressure on Solskjaer who heads to Everton this weekend in need of a response.

United have failed to win in any of their opening four home games of the Premier League season and are languishing in 15th place in the division, another defeat potentially spelling the end of Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

According to the MEN, the club’s hierarchy have already opened discussions with former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino about taking charge, should the board deem Solskjaer’s position to be untenable.

Pochettino has been without a club since leaving Spurs last November but has spoken of his desire to return to management, with the Argentine insisting he is ‘ready to go again’ after a year out of football.

The 48-year-old spent five-and-a-half seasons in north London and was widely praised for his tenure despite failing to win a major trophy, transforming Spurs into top four regulars and reaching a first ever Champions League final in 2019.

Pochettino’s reputation in providing opportunities to young players and pressing style of play is likely to appeal to those in charge at United, Solskjaer having failed to find a system or style to deliver consistent results since his appointment almost two years ago.

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