Cristiano Ronaldo Wants Former Barcelona Manager At Manchester United

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after the match.

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants Luis Enrique to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United officially parted ways with the Norwegian on Sunday morning following their defeat to Watford on Saturday. Solskjaer’s future had been up in the air for the past few weeks and the loss over the weekend was the final nail.

Consequently, Michael Carrick has been appointed as the interim manager for the time being. A search for a permanent solution is underway.

However, Ronaldo has seemingly already made up his mind about who he wants at the helm. According to Sky Sports, the Portuguese international is keen on being managed by Enrique.

The veteran reportedly believes the Spain boss has the calibre to compete with Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool. It is said that Enrique would be open to holding discussions with the United higher-ups regarding the managerial position.

On the other hand, Fabrizio Romano insists that the Spaniard will stay put as the national team coach as he is very happy with his current situation. The former Barcelona manager dismissed the claims himself in a rather amusing fashion.

Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag are also said to be options the Red Devils are currently looking at right now. Brendan Rodgers’ name has also been strongly suggested in the media despite him insisting he’s content at Leicester City.

Mauricio Pochettino also has admirers at Old Trafford, but prizing him away would be very difficult due to the timing of Ole’s dismissal.

The coming weeks will be crucial with Carrick in charge because if things do not go well, the need for a new manager would become an even bigger concern than it already is.