Maradona offers to manage Manchester United without Pogba

Ross Houston
June 12, 2019

Maradona, who was speaking to FourFourTwo, hinted that he would shake up the current squad by ditching midfielder Paul Pogba as he feels he "doesn't work hard enough" to remain in the side.

The outspoken Argentine is now managing Dorados in Mexico's second division but nonetheless, he is adamant he can deliver trophies if he was put in the Old Trafford hot seat.

The 58-year-old admits to having a soft spot for United but revealed they have now been overtaken by City.

But he still claimed he would like the chance to sit in the Old Trafford dugout.

The futures of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and David De Gea are in doubt, while the likes of Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Juan Mata will leave Old Trafford this summer.

"If Manchester [United] need a coach, I'm the man to do it", he said in the interview.

"Manchester United used to be my favourite English team for so long".

United will look to sign a few young, hungry up-and-coming British players and a couple more experienced heads.

United face a return to Europa League football next season after a run of just two wins from their final 12 games in all competitions under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Juventus duo Paulo Dybala and Joao Cancelo are both said to have attracted interest from United in recent months, and could be utilised in a bid to lure Pogba back to Turin.

I know Wayne Rooney and his mate Steven Gerrard loved a good "erm." but this takes it to a whole new level.

The World Cup victor has also taken a swipe at Pogba and labelled him lazy, while insisting he used to support United but now favours their bitter rivals Manchester City.

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