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Paul Merson Says Manchester United Should Hire Graham Potter As Their Next Manager, He Makes Some Great Points

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Paul Merson Says Manchester United Should Hire Graham Potter As Their Next Manager, He Makes Some Great Points

Manchester United should be targeting the "outstanding" Graham Potter as their next permanent manager, according to Paul Merson.

The 46-year-old coach has impressed at Brighton since being appointed in 2019. In fact, the Seagulls are overachieving in eighth place in the Premier League this season after losing just four times.

Merson has praised Brighton's style of play and feels United should be monitoring Potter. "If I was Man United I'd be watching Potter, why not go for him?" he said on Sky Sports. Do you agree?

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This isn't the first time Merson has waxed lyrically about Potter. In his Daily Star column this month, the former Arsenal and Portsmouth midfielder once again suggested that United should at least take a look.

"Manchester United are missing a trick overlooking Graham Potter – and so is the rest of the Premier League," Merson wrote.

"He’s not going to be the next United manager. But say Brighton win the FA Cup this season, surely he’s going to get offered a bigger job?

"It’s like English managers don’t exist for the big clubs so they’re hardly ever given a chance at the big jobs.

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"But I think Potter is a great manager. Brighton gave Chelsea the absolute runaround the other week, went to Everton and won. They play nice football too. He’s definitely got it."

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Merson continued: "I watch Brighton play football and think why couldn’t he be United manager? Is it because it’s only Brighton and he’s not a name, not a foreign manager?

"I don’t see why he couldn’t manage United. They play great football, Brighton. Imagine if he had players like United do at his disposal!

"But you know it won’t happen. He’s not fashionable. But if I was a United fan I’d be watching Brighton thinking I wouldn’t mind that kind of football at Old Trafford."

Despite dominating in large spells during their clash against Crystal Palace on Friday night, Potter's side could only pick up a point. Still, they are currently just three points behind Manchester United in the league.

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Do you think Potter would be a good appointment at Old Trafford? Is he the right man to take United forward?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Football Daily/Alamy

Topics: Football, Paul Merson, Brighton And Hove Albion, Manchester United

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