Brendan Rodgers would spark ‘immediate reaction’ at Manchester United by replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick says Brendan Rodgers would spark an “immediate reaction” should he take over at Old Trafford.
Pressure is mounting on current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend, after an uninspiring performance against their city rivals joined the recent list of showings that have led to the scrutiny surrounding the Norwegian – including a spell of four Premier League matches without a win.
As the gap between United and the top four stretched to five points at the weekend, the Leicester City manager has previously been touted as a potential suitor with bookmakers tipping the Northern Irish tactician to be the next Reds manager.
He has already got one over on his opposite number last month as they both came face-to-face looking to end a disappointing run. But it was the Foxes who came out on top with Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka proving to be the difference in a 4-2 win.
Leicester have had a difficult start to the season themselves but Rodgers has been praised for how he has restructured proceedings at the King Power Stadium, winning the FA Cup with the club and establishing the East Midlands side as European contenders since taking over in 2019.
And Chadwick feels Rodgers would spark an ‘immediate reaction’ should he succeed the under pressure Solskjaer as United boss.
“When a new manager comes into the club there’s usually an immediate reaction,” the former United-man said, speaking to CaughtOffside.
“I think it would be hard to say Rodgers would radically change the style – it’s still the same group of players – but there’d certainly be a reaction.
“There’s obviously players at the club at the moment that aren’t getting the playing time they deserve. A new manager can usually mean a clean slate, no one knows for sure if they’re in the team so there’s a reaction.”