Rodgers: It’s Not True I Replaced Solskjaer

By | November 20, 2021

LONDON: Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed speculation linking him with Manchester United as pressure is mounting on Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rodgers is believed to be a prime candidate to replace Solskjaer if the Norwegian operator is sacked.

United travel to Watford tomorrow with Solskjaer desperate for victory after defeat to Manchester City before the international break.

The defeat came after being humiliated 5-0 at home by main rivals Liverpool causing Solskjaer to fight to save his job.

Rodgers, who led Leicester to success in the FA Cup last season, was asked if he was interested in taking over at United during the press conference of Leicester’s clash with Chelsea this weekend.

“There are two things. First of all it’s very disrespectful to ask that question when there are still managers out there, good managers and good guys, who work hard at the club,” Rodgers said.

“Second, I can’t comment, because it’s something that’s not true.

“I’m here as Leicester City manager, proud to be here, an honor to be here and very committed to the players, to the club, to the owners.

“That’s all, all the other things being said is something we can’t control.”