Man Utd should consider Newcastle flop Steve Bruce to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, claims Sol Campbell

Man Utd should consider Newcastle flop Steve Bruce to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, claims Sol Campbell

November 21, 2021

MANCHESTER UNITED should consider appointing Steve Bruce to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Sol Campbell's bombshell claim.

The Red Devils are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking the Norwegian on Sunday morning.


His dismissal came the morning after his side were dismantled 4-1 at Watford.

And former Arsenal and England defender Campbell reckons Bruce could be the solution until the end of the season.

The former Macclesfield and Southend chief, 47, told Premier League Productions: "I think it's a sticky situation really.

"Do they stick or move? If they move it's costing a lot of money.

"To move Ole on and to bring someone in, it's a lot of money.

"I know they've got a lot of money to spend but you've got to look at the books and you've got to look at where they are.

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"Maybe is a Steve Bruce good? For just six months? I don't know. Who knows?

"But it's a real kind of sticky wicket big time, because either they stick or move. Whatever they do, it might be the wrong answer."

Bruce, 60, was sacked by Newcastle's new owners last month, leaving the Magpies 19th in the Premier League table.

He received an £8million pay-off and hinted he could retire from management with 1,000 games under his belt.

Former centre-back Bruce spent nine years as a player at Old Trafford between 1987 and 1996.

He scored 51 goals in 414 Red Devils matches and lifted 12 trophies, including three Premier League titles.

But with four promotions from the Championship his only silverware as a manager, appointing another ex-player in Bruce would surely not go down well with United supporters.

Red Devils record goalscorer Wayne Rooney insisted he would not take over because he is committed to trying to save Derby County.

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Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo's preferred choice Luis Enrique ruled himself out of the running in emphatic fashion – asking reporters if it was April Fool's Day because the suggestion he would quit Spain was laughable.

Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino have all been linked with the job – as well as Sevilla's former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui.

Michael Carrick, 40, will take temporary control in the meantime before a new manager is named, either as an interim boss until the summer or a permanent appointment.

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