Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney believes the club must do whatever it takes to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s manager.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was installed as caretaker manager, following the sacking of Mourinho and has won his first six games in charge.
However, Pochettino has been touted as the permanent replacement at Old Trafford, and Rooney believes he is the right fit.
“First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity and that’s a discussion that has to take place with the Glazers,” Rooney told ESPN. “But if I had the opportunity to appoint someone, I’d go all out for Pochettino.
“I think Manchester United – certainly over the last 20, 30 years, since Alex Ferguson – have based themselves on youth players, young players, bringing players through. I think [Pochettino] gets the best out of his players whether they are younger or older.
“You see some of the young players he has brought through at Tottenham, at Southampton that have gone on to play for the national team, so I think he ticks every box in terms of his quality as a coach, but also his willingness to give youth a chance.”