Mauricio Pochettino to replicate Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

Manchester United’s treble-winning captain Teddy Sheringham has backed Mauricio Pochettino, a manager target, to bring Sir Alex Ferguson-style football to Old Trafford.

Outsiders like Julen Lopetegui and Spain coach Luis Enrique have ruled themselves out of contention for the job in recent days. Meanwhile, the Argentine has piqued Erik ten Hag’s attention, and the Dutchman is currently the favoured candidate, with more talks planned.

Ralf Rangnick has been tasked with securing Champions League football for the club’s next permanent manager, but after losing to Atletico Madrid on the eve of the international break, the German only has nine games to push them back into the top four.

“Perhaps I don’t know Ten Hag well enough to say yes or no.” Mauricio Pochettino, in my opinion, would be an excellent pick for Manchester United,” Sheringham told Sport Witness.

“I believe he plays the type of football that United prefers. He does not sit and wait for the opponent; instead, he dictates the game to them.

“That’s what Manchester United fans grew up with,” he continued, “and that’s how a 78-year-old man named Fergie played in his day.”

Clement Bright Ansah


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