After the humiliating defeat against Manchester City, Solskjaer is under tremendous pressure to save his job. Although it looks like he will be given more time, English outlet Express is reporting that Manchester United already have a verbal agreement with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to take over at Old Trafford. The report cites Caught Offside as the source for this news and you can check out their reliability in our Football Transfer Sources Reliability Guide.
Rodgers at Leicester has used a variety of formations like 4-2-3-1, the 4-3-3 and now the 3-4-1-2. But during his time at Liverpool, he majorly played with a high pressing 4-3-3 formation. At his time at Liverpool, he showed great tactical flexibility as he switched to a counter-attacking diamond formation for some games. With United’s squad having so many high quality attackers, the 4-3-3 formation would be better suited to them.
Brendan Rodgers predicted 4-3-3 formation at Manchester United
The midfield trio will be key to this formation as they are expected to provide cover defensively and support the front three in attack. Solskjaer currently prefers a defensive double pivot with Fred and McTominay. For United to play more on the front foot, they need a more assured passer in that role and Rodgers might give that opportunity to Donny van de Beek. Upfront, Rodgers would prefer the pace and trickery of Rashford and Sancho to complement Cristiano Ronaldo who will stick to his current role as a striker.
Brendan Rodgers with his success at Leicester with a limited budget is the perfect manager to take over at Old Trafford except for his history with Liverpool. United fans might not take to him at first because of his history with Liverpool and Rodgers might have to deal with a difficult fanbase if he does take over.