Wayne Rooney says Manchester United should go all out for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Wayne Rooney of England during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

The Tottenham Hotspur manager has been linked with the Manchester United hot-seat.

Wayne Rooney and Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E during the Formula E Championship Ad Diriyah E-Prix on December 15, 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Wayne Rooney spoke exclusively to ESPN, and chimed into the Manchester United manager debate, suggesting that his former club should go all out to get Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

Jose Mourinho was sacked as Red Devils boss last month, and was replaced by interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

 

The Norwegian has begun his tenure at Old Trafford in superb fashion, winning all of his six games in charge thus far, leading to many calling for him to be appointed as permanent boss at the end of this season.

Rooney praised his former teammate, when speaking exclusively to ESPN, but insisted that Tottenham manager Pochettino is ideally suited for the Manchester United hot-seat:

Wayne Rooney of England during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

"First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity. But if I had the opportunity to appoint someone, I'd go all out for Pochettino. I think Manchester United have based themselves on youth players, bringing players through. You see some of the young players he (Pochettino) has brought through at Tottenham that have gone on to play for the national team. So I think he ticks every box."

Poch has worked wonders at Tottenham, since taking over as manager in the summer of 2014, and he is now widely considered to be one of the best in the business.

He is still under contract with Spurs until the summer of 2023, so the Lilywhites are in an extremely strong position, if they want to keep hold of the Argentine.

And any move made for him in the summer will surely be met with fierce resistance from the Tottenham board.

Tottenham manager \ head coach Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United...

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