Brendan Rodgers believes he will never be Manchester United manager – because he managed Liverpool.
The Northern Irishman was sacked by Liverpool in October after three trophyless seasons; he lost all three meetings with under-fire United manager Louis van Gaal.
“When you manage Liverpool you know the Manchester United job is gone,” admitted Rodgers on Talksport.
Talking about the pressure on Van Gaal, Rodgers said: “I see a lot of the criticism he gets but there’s no way that Louis van Gaal is sending the players out to have that few amount of shots on target.
“This is a guy who’s been around a long time and he built a team in ’95 at Ajax that everybody talked about for years, it was a real attacking blend of football.
“I think it’s a lot about the players as well. You look at United, do they have the players that can excite like what they had did before? That’s part to do with it as well.”