Manchester United increasingly confident of appointing top managerial target as release clause has been revealed

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According to reports, Manchester United are confident of appointing Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers as Manchester United boss after discovering his release clause.

The club is currently struggling as we have made a poor start to the new season which already has us nine points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under immense pressure and is expected to be sacked if our form does not improve.

Daily Star claim the club hierarchy would prefer a British manager to replace the Norwegian and are increasingly confident of luring Rodgers to Old Trafford.

The Northern Irishman ticks many of the boxes that the United board are looking for in a manager as he is a more amiable and easygoing person that Antonio Conte, who they decided against.

The 48-year-old recently reaffirmed his commitment to the Foxes, but the club is convinced that Rodgers would be interested in taking over at Old Trafford if his release clause can be met. The release clause allows for a club playing in the Champions League to come in for him.

Rodgers was asked about the speculation linking him with the United job last week and replied:

“I don’t even think about it. I’m sure the supporters are probably tired of it. At Leicester, there is always a link.

“My focus is always here with Leicester and developing the football club and challenging for honours. The directors, staff and players all have the same vision.”