Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas urges Manchester United to move for Brendan Rodgers amid Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struggles

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under huge pressure at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas says he would be ‘amazed’ if Manchester United were not looking at replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Brendan Rodgers.

Solskjaer remains under substantial pressure at Old Trafford, with his United team just ninth in the Premier League – nine points adrift of the top-four – after 13 matches of the 2019-20 campaign.

Nicholas believes Solskjaer will be in ‘trouble’ if Manchester United fail to beat Aston Villa on Sunday and would be ‘amazed’ if Rodgers was not being considered as a replacement.

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas reckons Brendan Rodgers could replace Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have also been linked with Leicester City manager Rodgers following Unai Emery’s sacking and Nicholas says he would also be ideal for his former club.

He told Sky Sports: ‘If Man Utd do not see off Villa, and with games against Tottenham and Man City coming up, Solskjaer could be in trouble and I think they should go for Brendan Rodgers too, along with Arsenal.

‘Mauricio Pochettino is floating everyone’s boat, but if you look at the real situation of how it has developed, then Rodgers is a better fit for both of those teams than Pochettino is, because he knows how to win trophies.

‘He won nine domestic titles at Celtic and it might be a lot easier there but he knows how to do it.

‘It is not a case of being insecure, Rodgers has his beliefs and strengths and goes and does it. I would be amazed if Manchester United were not interested in him.’

Former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers was asked about the speculation linking him with Arsenal on Friday and said: ‘We’re at the beginning of something here [at Leicester].

Arsenal are searching for a replacement for Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)

‘My relationship with the people here and the players is very strong. We think we are starting something exciting.

‘Arsenal is a fantastic club. One of the greats in this country. I’m sure they have an idea of who they want to bring in.

‘There’s disappointment whenever a coach loses his job. Unai has proved himself over a number of years. I have sympathy for him.’

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