Paul Scholes’ most well-liked alternative to interchange Solskjaer in 2021 stays out there amidst Ten Hag’s criticism

PAUL SCHOLES’ choose to interchange Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United supervisor remains to be out there.

The United icon tipped Ralph Hassenhuttl to succeed his former team-mate earlier than Erik ten Hag was appointed.

Paul Scholes picked Ralph Hassenhuttl to interchange Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2021Credit score: X/ @footballontnt

Hassenhuttl is currently available following his exit from Southampton last year

Hassenhuttl is at the moment out there following his exit from Southampton final 12 monthsCredit score: Getty

Nonetheless, Ten Hag is now underneath strain at Outdated Trafford, which has continued to develop following Sunday’s loss to rivals Manchester Metropolis.

If the Dutchman is sacked, Scholes might once more name for Hassenhuttl to take over, with the previous Southampton boss nonetheless available on the market.

Previous to Ten Hag’s appointment, the ex-England midfielder had highlighted the Austrian’s relationship with the interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

Scholes defined: “Watching that interview, there’s a closeness between them.

“As a sporting director, he was the appropriate alternative on the proper time for Leipzig – he did brilliantly – and I’ve all the time appreciated him.

“I’ve all the time thought the soccer he performs at Southampton with not one of the best squad.

“The kind of soccer has labored for them. His groups have been good to look at; I feel it comes throughout rather well.

“This is able to be a special type of strain; I feel folks round this membership, and followers particularly, are pondering extra of presumably Pochettino or an Antonio Conte and what folks have been on the greater golf equipment.


“The extra I give it some thought, I don’t suppose it will be a foul factor. The best way he goes about his enterprise, he appears good.”

Rangnick had been set to stay at Outdated Trafford in an advisory position on the time, earlier than these plans have been scrapped and he as an alternative took over the Austrian nationwide workforce.

In the meantime, Hassenhuttl was later sacked by Southampton in November 2022.

He has remained out of labor since, while the Saints went on to complete backside of the Premier League.

Hassenhuttl had been lined up for a return to administration earlier this 12 months however talks with Hoffenheim in February collapsed.

Erik ten Hag is under growing pressure at Manchester United

Erik ten Hag is underneath rising strain at Manchester UnitedCredit score: Getty