Man Utd contact Mauricio Pochettino with view to becoming club’s new manager

Manchester United have again made contract with Mauricio Pochettino.

The former Tottenham boss was open about his desire to get back into management during his foray into punditry earlier this week, and he could be handpicked to replace the struggle Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils have lost back-to-back fixtures to Arsenal and now Istanbul Basaksehir, and a defeat against Everton this weekend could force club chief Ed Woodward to reconsider his options going forward.

It now seems as though Pochettino tops the list of possible replacements, as first reported last month.

Manchester Evening News have reported that United bosses have demanded a notable improvement in results – and have already made contact with the representatives of Pochettino in preparation.

As exclusively revealed by Daily Star Sport last month, senior club figures made contact with Pochettino's camp following the dismal 6-1 thrashing by Tottenham at Old Trafford.

It was understood that Woodward was not willing to sack the Norwegian during the last international break, but he now needs to see a significant improvement in Premier League performances.

United sit 15th in the table with two wins from six matches, forcing their boss to address his future.

He said after their winning Champions League form ended: "I decline to comment on such a thing.

"Of course, it's early on and opinions are out there all the time. You've got to stay strong. I'm employed by the club to do a job and I do that to the best of my ability with my staff."

Former United skipper Roy Keane has been outspoken in his support of his former team-mate, but has insisted that the current crop of players will end up getting their manager sacked.

The Sky Sports pundit said after the defeat against Arsenal: “Ole will pay the ultimate price.

“Ole will lose his job working with this group of players as sure as night follows day.

"We all like Ole, he's a decent guy, but he will be under no illusion that the pressure now will be building the longer this goes on. I never thought United would get anywhere near Liverpool or Manchester City.

"Forget that, but at this rate they are in no race. They are just drifting. We were kind of building this season up to be make or break for Ole. At this moment in time it's not looking good for him.”

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