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Rio Ferdinand responds to claim Manchester United have made an approach for Mauricio Pochettino

Rio Ferdinand during Celta Vigo v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League - Semi Final: First leg

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Former Manchester United man Rio Ferdinand has spoken out on the reports that the Red Devils are considering replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Mauricio Pochettino.

Solskjaer has been under pressure as United suffered two straight defeats before winning 3-1 over Everton on Saturday.

Pochettino has been long linked with a managerial job at the Red Devils and the speculations stepped up after Untied’s Champions League defeat.

“Man United needed a huge performance and a result this weekend,” Ferdinand told FIVE YouTube channel.

“The pressure was absolutely on this team and the management, they went out there and produced. In the media, there’s been bit of disrespect to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be honest. People touting about that Pochettino has been spoken to.

“I’ve got it from a really, really, really good source that there’s been no conversations and they wouldn’t disrespect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in that manner.

“I feel like that should be addressed. We can all say ‘So and so will be good or better’, that’s just part of the game.

“But to say someone has been spoken to and is coming in imminently, when it’s not true, I think that’s out of order. The man is in the job and his team have found a knack of always pulling a result out when they need it and this was no difference, they were solid.”

source – Mirror

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