Manchester United could go to “another dimension” if they sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and replace him with Mauricio Pochettino.
That’s the view of former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara, who believes the Argentinian is the fourth best manager in the country.
After defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir, pressure is continuing to pile on Solskjaer, with suggestions his job could be at risk if they lose to Everton this weekend.
The Champions League loss adds to United’s struggles in the Premier League, where defeat to Arsenal last time out, left them 15th in the table.
Former Red Devils skipper Roy Keane claimed that the players will definitely get Solskjaer sacked “as soon as night follows day”.
Ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino would be the favourite to replace Solskjaer and O’Hara believes he would instantly give them a boost.
“I think you’ve got to give Pochettino massive respect for what he did at Spurs,” O’Hara told talkSPORT. “Listen, he didn’t win anything and that’s the biggest regret that he’s got.
“But where he took that football club – with no budget, not signing any players, producing young players, playing an exciting style football -made him world class and made Tottenham a guaranteed top-four side every season.
“He got them to a Champions League final, on the night they were poor but as a manager he’s unbelievable.
“For me, he’s the fourth best manager in England right now and he hasn’t got a job.”
When questioned about his verdict, O’Hara doubled down on the claims, suggesting only Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are better.
He added: “I would have Pochettino at most football clubs, except for Klopp and Guardiola.
“How can you say he’s not unbelievable? Look what he did with Southampton and look what he did at Spurs.
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“Put him with Man United’s squad and they’d go to another dimension.”
Solskjaer was asked following the defeat in midweek whether he felt under pressure at Old Trafford, but refused to be drawn on the speculation.
“I decline to comment on such a thing,” said Solskjaer. “Of course it's early on, and opinions are out there all the time and 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 our staff.”
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