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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?
🗣 "If I was Man United I'd be watching Potter, why not go for him? They won't because he's not a name."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 15, 2022
Paul Merson thinks Manchester United should be targeting Graham Potter as their next permanent manager pic.twitter.com/waVfp34sMb
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.
"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."
If you were a young coach you'd love to spend a week watching Brighton on the training ground, to see how Graham Potter produces such fluid approach play.— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) January 14, 2022
Graham Potter is just so brilliant. The system his has built is so great to watch, even if some of the individuals in it aren’t star quality...— Joe Thomlinson (@joethomlinson) January 14, 2022
Reminds me of Poch at Southampton 👀
Brighton are brilliantly coached. Yes, they should’ve won by a distance and didn’t (again). But they don’t have £40 million + to spend on a striker. Graham Potter gets far more out of this #BHAFC squad than most managers could. They’d be seriously damaging with a big budget.— Chris Wise (@chriswisey) January 14, 2022
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.
LATE SCENES 🤩— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 14, 2022
Brighton are level! They've got the goal they deserve at long last, but this is so cruel on Crystal Palace duo Joachim Andersen and Jack Butland, the two who combine to concede... pic.twitter.com/V1rzfLzW6K
Do you think Potter would be a good appointment at Old Trafford? Is he the right man to take United forward?
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