Former England international striker Wayne Rooney hopes Manchester United management will recruit Mauricio Pochettino to become the coach next season.
Pochettino, who is currently in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, is rumored to be Manchester United's first choice for their permanent coach in next summer.
However, these rumours are disappearing along with the positive trend that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed during his time as interim coach of Manchester United.
The former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, also has his own opinion regarding the figure who deserves to handle the team nicknamed the Red Devils.
"Solskjaer clearly has to get a chance and this depends on the Glazers to decide," Rooney said to ESPN.
"However, if I have the opportunity to recruit someone, I will try hard for Pochettino," said the former United player.
Furthermore, Rooney considers Pochettino to have many similarities with Sir Alex Ferguson, even though he was never a pupil like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
"Manchester United in the last 20 or 30 years, since Sir Alex Ferguson bossed the team, always relied on young players," Rooney said.
"I think Pochettino is able to bring out the best abilities of the players, both young and old," Rooney said again.
According to Rooney, Mauricio Pochettino successfully orbit a number of young players to penetrate the national team.
Dele Alli, Harry Winks, and Kieran Trippier are examples of great young English players because of Pochettino.
"Pochettino is able to fulfill all the criteria to become a coach and he also has a strong desire to give opportunities to young players," Rooney said.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer actually has also shown the criteria possessed by Pochettino. Although only a month training Manchester United, Solskjaer was able to nurture a young player, Tahith Chong, in the FA Cup.
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