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Manchester United reach a “verbal agreement” with Brendan Rodgers

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Manchester United have reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Brendan Rodgers for the Leicester City boss to take over at Old Trafford.

According to CaughtOffside, Rodgers is open to becoming United’s new manager amidst a probable Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking. The former Liverpool manager prefers to complete the season with the Foxes, but United are pushing for an immediate move.

United’s recent form has been some cause for great concern from fans and the club’s hierarchy alike. The Reds have taken a bitterly underwhelming four points from a possible 18 available including a defeat to local rivals Manchester City.

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United’s display in the derby and recent performances have intensified the scrutiny on Solskjaer who has recently had the look of a dead man walking.

Optimism for this season was strife as the return of Cristiano Ronaldo supplemented by the class and experience of Raphael Varane and the youthful exuberance and talent of Jadon Sancho was met with great jubilation. However, it has taken three months for it all to unravel at Old Trafford.

The ex-United striker has been said to be on thin ice following a humiliation at Old Trafford at the hands of Liverpool over a week ago, a week later, Solskjaer saw his side outplayed by City who as Gary Neville put ‘calmly annihilated’ his former club.

With the international break among us, it’s only right that the United board assess their options in the coming weeks.

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