RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann is admired at Old Trafford and being considered as a future Manchester United manager amid pressure surrounding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann is on Manchester United’s radar as a potential future manager at Old Trafford (Image: REUTERS)
Julian Nagelsmann is on Manchester United ’s radar as they look to identify potential candidates to replace under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer .
The Norwegian has badly struggled to get the best out of his players since being appointed on a full-time basis.
Solskjaer enjoyed a sensational spell as interim boss after he replaced Jose Mourinho, leading United to a club-record streak of nine away wins.
But since being handed the job permanently in late March, United have fallen back into a rut and there is no sign of them escaping.
Summer signings Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James have made a positive impact on the group.
However, while the club have been keen to give Solskjaer time as the squad undergoes their biggest overhaul in recent memory, there are concerns over the side’s form and results.
United sit 12th in the Premier League table and have been far from convincing in the Europa League too.
Alternative managers have been touted with Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri the favourites with the bookies.
Young German Nagelsmann, though, is also now being described as a contender.
The Daily Mail say the 32-year-old has been earmarked as a future United manager.
It is said United have begun doing their homework on RB Leipzig ’s highly-rated boss, who has shown his huge potential in the Bundesliga.
Nagelsmann became the youngest manager in Bundesliga history when Hoffenheim appointed him at 28.
His record speaks for itself in recent seasons, having taken Hoffenheim from relegation battlers to the Champions League.
Nagelsmann’s contract with Leipzig, who he left Hoffenheim for in June, runs until 2023.
United reportedly plan to continue doing their due diligence on the ‘baby Mourinho’ as his career progresses.
The Red Devils have him down as one to watch for further down the line, having earned admirers at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer, meanwhile, may not have long to turn things around as Starsport understands Ed Woodward fears he is losing the dressing room.
If United suffer a humiliating heavy defeat to runaway leaders Liverpool at home after the international break, Solskjaer could be axed.