Maradona offers to replace Solskjaer and offload Pogba

Matt Stead
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 7: Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United poses with Argentine national manager Diego Maradona during a First Team Training Session at Carrington Training Ground on November 7 2008 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Diego Maradona;Alex Ferguson

Diego Maradona has expressed his interest in replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.

Maradona is the current manager of second-tier Mexican side Dorados, having also spent time with Emirati sides Fujairah and Al Wasl, as well as Argentina, Racing Club and Mandiyu.

The 58-year-old has enjoyed barely any success of note as a coach, but believes he is capable of turning United’s ship around.

“If Manchester [United] need a coach, I’m the man to do it,” Maradona told FourFourTwo magazine.

“I know they sell lots of shirts around the world, but they need to win trophies, too. I can do that for them.

“Manchester United used to be my favourite English team for so long. So many great players and a great team under Alex Ferguson.

“But now I have to say Man City. I know you shouldn’t change like that but it’s because of Kun [Aguero]. We speak a lot and he plays in a very good team.

“With United I liked Ander Herrera. Paul Pogba? Doesn’t work hard enough.

“I played at Old Trafford [in the 1983/84 Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final]. What noise, like La Bombonera.”