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‘He’s got it’ – Paul Merson urges Manchester United to hire ‘great’ manager

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Paul Merson thinks Manchester United should’ve appointed Graham Potter instead of Ralf Rangnick.

The Brighton boss has impressed Merson a lot, although feels that he has very little chance of getting the job at Old Trafford.

The pundit believes Potter deserves a bigger job and feels that Rangnick’s appointment was the wrong choice.

“Manchester United are missing a trick overlooking Graham Potter – and so is the rest of the Premier League,” Merson wrote in his Daily Star column.


“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.”


“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.”

Merson also added that he’s far from convinced by the Red Devils’ current boss, both by the performances and results since he arrived.

“I’m not sure about Ralf Rangnick at all,” he said.


“He’s come in and everyone’s talking about him like he’s invented football and is some sort of genius.


“United are as bad as they were under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer! Nothing’s changed has it? Let’s be honest.”


source – metro

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