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Manager Begins House Hunt Following Links With Manchester United Job

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Manager Begins House Hunt Following Links With Manchester United Job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job as Manchester United manager has come under more pressure, with a report that one man linked to the role has begun house hunting in near by Cheshire.

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Solskjaer's side have won just four of their previous 12 games with rivals Liverpool and Manchester City both embarrassing them at Old Trafford in that time.

The pressure on the Norwegian has begun piling up, especially following the 5-0 loss to Jurgen Klopp's side, and even former teammate Rio Ferdinand has changed his tune on the manager's future.

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One man linked with taking the job, should United decided to sack their current manager, is Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

With Antonio Conte having moved to Tottenham Hotspur, Rodgers is favourite with the bookies, and the Northern Irishman is reportedly readying himself for the move.

According to the Sun, the Leicester boss has already begun house hunting in the area, and has been looking in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge, two areas well known for housing footballers.

Rodgers could soon take Solskjaer's job. Image: PA Images
Rodgers could soon take Solskjaer's job. Image: PA Images
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Any move for the 48-year-old would not necessarily be simple for United, and there's no guarantee that it would be a popular appointment from a board that is already disliked.

As well as having to pay a big release clause, that has been reported as high as £20 million, fans would have to deal with the club appointing a former Liverpool manager.

Rodgers took United's rivals to a 2nd place finish in 2014, losing out on the title to Manchester City by just two points, and only missed out on the club's first Premier League title after Steven Gerrard's infamous slip.

The former Chelsea reserves boss has already been ruled out of a future of managing the Blues' first team due to his past at Anfield.

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Rodgers' Liverpool history could make him an unpopular appointment at United. Image: PA Images
Rodgers' Liverpool history could make him an unpopular appointment at United. Image: PA Images

The report claims that Rodgers won't be given any money in January to improve the club's fortune, with the powers that be thinking the current side should be in a better position already.

Despite signing Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, the team are currently in sixth place in the league.

They are already nine points off Chelsea in first and five off the top four, which would be the minimum expected of them.

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Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers

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