United legend Paul Parker backs two United legends to become Man United’s next manager

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Manchester United legend, Paul Parker has backed Steve Bruce and Mark Hughes to succeed if appointed manager of Man United.

The Red Devils are in the hunt for an interim boss, after the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Sunday.

The incoming boss is expected to be in charge until the end of the season, when a more experienced coach will be hired.

Former Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde was recently contacted for the job, but Parker believes that Hughes and Bruce aren’t bad candidates for the role, even if he admits it would be difficult for the fans to accept another former player as a coach, given the way things ended with Solskjaer.

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He told Sky Sports, “I would love them to go and take it because they’ve been two great players.

“Two players that absolutely love Manchester United, Manchester United fans absolutely love them both.

“But the problem is I don’t think Manchester United fans emotionally could go through it again, of having one of their idols in charge of the club.

“I think they’d be worried, I don’t think they’d want it for those two after what they’ve done as players.

“When you’re talking about asking people, you could go and ask any player who’s played for Manchester United, say to them, ‘would you be interested?’ They’re not going to say no, really.

“They feel so much for the club and they know it would be a silly thing to say no to the opportunity to manage the club that they love.”