Cristiano Ronaldo wants Luis Enrique to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants Spain boss Luis Enrique to be the next Manchester United manager, according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given his marching orders on Sunday less than 24 hours after a dismal 4-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road.

The defeat was United's seventh of the season so far and leaves them 12 points behind league-leaders Chelsea.

First-team coach Michael Carrick has been handed the reins on an interim basis while the board browses the market for Solskjaer's permanent replacement, although confusingly the club said they are after an interim boss until the end of the season.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane are the current bookies' favourites to land the job, and it's understood the club are also considering moves for Ajax manager Erik ten Haag as well as PSG boss – and long-term target – Mauricio Pochettino.

Though according to Sky Sports, Ronaldo thinks the club should consider a move for Enrique instead.

It’s thought that the Spaniard would be interested in the vacancy at Old Trafford, and Ronaldo believes he's the right calibre of coach to enable United to compete with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Enrique enjoyed a highly successful spell at Barcelona, winning two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles and the Champions League during his three years in Catalonia.

Just like Pep Guardiola, he also won the treble in his first season with the club.

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Enrique was appointed manager of the Spanish national team in 2018, but was forced to temporarily step away from the role in 2019 due to personal reasons.

Four months later he returned to work and went on to lead Spain to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 last summer, losing narrowly to eventual winners Italy on penalties.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Manchester United FC
  • Premier League

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