Manchester United urged to run away from Pochettino after PSG’s collapse against Real Madrid

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Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes the manner of PSG’s Champions League exit against Real Madrid shows Mauricio Pochettino is not the man for the Manchester United job.

The Argentine is under consideration by United chiefs to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick in the summer but Merson feels PSG’s 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid in the last-16 should send alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford.

“Manchester United should be running a mile from Mauricio Pochettino after his Champions League fiasco with Paris Saint-Germain,” Merson told the Daily Star.

“But whoever gets the manager’s job next season faces an impossible job because they are going to be 20 points behind Manchester City and Liverpool again.

“United were cringeworthy in the Manchester derby. Embarrassing. Not one United player gets in the City team. Not one single player. And that’s extraordinary.

“It was like watching an FA Cup tie between a Premier League side and a non-league team.

“But if you were a United fan watching PSG collapse against Real Madrid you’d be even more worried.

“Everyone knows United love Pochettino but I’m not sure he’s right for them at all.”