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Blunt Sharpe says Ole appointment is wrong.


UNITED were wrong to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and should have broken the bank to land Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham Hotspur.

That's according to former winger Lee Sharpe, who believes the Argentine boss was the best candidate to lead the Reds into a new era.

United have suffered a major decline in the past month, losing seven of their last nine across all competitions and leaving their hopes of Champions League football next season in serious doubt.

That has increased the pressure upon United, who face another stern test today against top-four rivals Chelsea, and Sharpe believes the wrong choice was made.

"Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and I think they should have broken the bank to get the best manager. That man is Pochettino," he told SportingBet.

"It would have taken a lot of money to prize Pochettino away from Tottenham, especially with the new stadium and likely Champions League football next year, but Manchester United have that financial muscle if they had chosen to flex it.

"I would have gone down the Pochettino route.

"My biggest concern with Solskjaer is how few boxes he has ticked due to his lack of experience. Pochettino has that Premier League and Champions League experience, as well as a reputation that would attract star signings and a track record of improving players."

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Apr 28, 2019
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