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Peter Schmeichel Is Interested In Being Manchester United's Director Of Football

Peter Schmeichel Is Interested In Being Manchester United's Director Of Football

Manchester United have brought one legendary member of their 1999 treble-winning side back into the fold and now another wants to return to the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the man who scored the memorable stoppage time winner against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp, is the club's caretaker manager and kicked off his reign with a 5-1 dismantling of Cardiff in his first game in charge last night.

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But fellow Old Trafford legend Peter Schmeichel has talked about his desire to come back to United in a new role.

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With Solskjaer replacing Jose Mourinho on an interim basis until the end of the season, United are working towards a restructuring within the club and they are expected to recruit a Director of Football to oversee things.

Paul Mitchell, formerly of Southampton and Tottenham and now working for RB Leipzig in Germany, is one of the names being mentioned.

However, former goalkeeper Schmeichel, who won five Premier League titles in eight seasons at United, has put his name forward.

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"I'm actually thinking about putting my name in there," Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek.

"What's really important is to get the Manchester United culture back and the identity back.

"I'm considering: 'Do I have the qualities?' And if I come up to an answer to that question, then I will put my name in the hat. I'll have a good think about this over Christmas and New Year and make a decision about it."

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The Euro 92 winner ended up finishing his career with rivals Manchester City and that has hampered his relationship with some sections of the club's fanbase - though he has been an ambassador for the club since 2012.

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Would Schmeichel be a good candidate?

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Topics: Football News, ed woodward, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Premier League, Denmark, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Peter Schmeichel, Old Trafford

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