Man Utd next manager odds – Rodgers odds-on favourite to replace Solskjaer after stunning Watford defeat

BRENDAN RODGERS is the odds-on favourite for the Manchester United job with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under increasing pressure following another huge defeat to Watford.

United have had a disastrous few weeks with harrowing defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City.

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And they were beaten by relegation battlers Watford this afternoon leaving them 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Captain Harry Maguire was sent off for two yellow cards after Donny van de Beek had halved the deficit after first half goals from Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr for the hosts at Vicarage Road.

Cristiano Ronaldo did have the ball in the net but his equaliser was ruled out for off side before Watford grabbed a third to kill the game through Joao Pedro and a fourth from Emmanuel Dennis.

Leicester boss Rodgers is the most likely option for the United board to turn to according to Betfair, priced at 8/15.

Zinedine Zidane is the second favourite at 4/1 while PSG boss Mauricio Pochettinoat 6/1is third ahead of Ajax’s Eric ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick.

Other options in the Betfair market include Roberto Martinez, Julian Nagelsmann, Graham Potter and even Cristiano Ronaldo.

Man Utd next manager odds

  • Brendan Rodgers 8/15
  • Zinedine Zidane 4/1
  • Mauricio Pochettino 6/1
  • Erik ten Hag 10/1
  • Ralf Rangnick 10/1

Rodgers has been linked with United over the last few weeks after impressing with Leicester and Celtic.

United chief Ed Woodward has been loyal to Solskjaer but a fifth defeat in seven games will put more strain on that relationship.

Pundits have been vocal on thinking United need a change, with even Rio Ferdinand calling for a new face.

But Gary Neville has refused to call on the board to sack Solskjaer despite saying the performances have been unacceptable.

"I had to decide 11 years ago what type of person and pundit I wanted to be," Neville told The Mail, while stressing it is "not my style" to call for a dismissal.

"When Arsene Wenger was dying at the end I was critical of Arsenal fans marching against him. There were complaints when I called one of them a muppet.

"As pundits we have to decide whether we are comfortable asking for a fellow human being to be sacked. I feel I am a respectable human being."


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