Former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves names ‘perfect candidate’ to take over from Solskjaer

Former Manchester United star, Owen Hargreaves, has revealed he believes that Spain manager, Luis Enrique, is the ideal candidate to take over the vacant managerial role at Old Trafford.

United terminated Solskjaer’s appointment, after a disappointing 4-1 defeat to struggling Watford last weekend.

United are looking for a permanent manager to take over from the Norwegian, even if Michael Carrick is caretaker manager for now.

Speaking on who he believes should be the one to replace Solskjaer among the bookies favourites, Hargreaves named Enrique, while expressing surprise he’s rarely been linked with the job.

He told BT Sport, “I think [Pochettino] commands respect, I think he demands work from the players. But all these names are great names.

“Brendan has great experience in the league. Zidane, surely the language barrier has got to be a thing. Ten Hag has done unbelievable with Ajax, but they’re the best team in Holland – is he going to be able to dominate the ball over here in the Premier League like he does in Holland?

“I think one name that’s not on there, which I’d like to see, is Luis Enrique.

“If you manage a big football club like Barcelona, and you won the treble there, and then you can go and take a pretty average team to a semi-final [of Euro 2020] in Spain, I think that’s the type of guy [United need].

“And he’s only managing the national team, so I think he could come in and do the job now.

“And I think he would transform United from a good team into a great team.”