Peter Schmeichel puts forward ideal Man Utd candidate and his top priority

    Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel has put forward the ideal temporary candidate and says the interim manager must start with plugging their leaky defence.

    Schmeichel, who won five Premier League titles and a Champions League crown at Old Trafford, says former Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce would be “fantastic” for the interim job. United’s hierarchy are searching for a short-term interim boss and also a long-term incumbent after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was axed on Sunday.

    Poor performances and seven defeats in 13 games proved the final straw for Ed Woodward and the United board.

    Michael Carrick took the team for Tuesday’s scrappy 2-0 win over Villarreal, but Woodward is working behind the scenes on a manager who will take charge until the end of the season.

    The Guardian claim football director John Murtough has held preliminary talks with former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde.

    Schmeichel though believes United should look closer to home with former United defender Bruce.

    NFL Betting

    Bruce, who spent almost a decade at Old Trafford as a player, was sacked by Newcastle last month with the team winless in the Premier League.

    “I would love to have somebody who comes in now to put pressure on the players,” Schmeichel told CBS.

    “A new voice, get them out there performing. Without making massive changes in style, or system, or something that the next one, the real one, the one they really want, has to come in and then start over again.


    “Work on defending, not conceding goals. You cannot concede the number of goals we are doing and anybody who goes in there would need to start with that.

    “And you have to take small steps. You can’t just jump straight in and say we are going to play a pressing game.

    “You can’t do that, the first thing you have to do is give confidence to everybody in the team.

    Subscribe for free to TEAMtalk’s daily newsletter…

    ‘Mixed emotions’ for Carrick

    “I just like the idea, if it is an interim, get somebody who knows the club. Get somebody who is known by the club as well.”


    Carrick got his caretaker spell up and running with victory in Spain, but it was hard going for United.

    “The result obviously is a major plus from the run we’ve gone on – we can’t hide that,” Carrick said. “To get that feeling of winning a football match for the players is huge. And to keep a clean sheet, David (De Gea) was important again so all round there’s a lot of positives to take.

    “The biggest (positive) I’ll take is how everyone adapted, the reaction and how they pulled together.

    “In situations like this there’s mixed emotions. It’s a test of people and you find out who the real characters are. Who’s there with you and who’s not. I thought everyone stuck together in terms of supporting me and my staff. And we managed to get the win which is very pleasing. It was a big one.”

    READ MORE: Man Utd’s ‘best player’ told he can form ‘unplayable’ link-up with new tactic

    Source link news

    Related articles



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Eric Bailly confirms Ralf Rangnick Man Utd appointment is imminent

    Eric Bailly has revealed that the Manchester United squad has been informed of the imminent arrival of interim manager Ralf Rangnick.United have been on...

    Chelsea fans take aim at two players after disappointing Man United stalemate

    By Conor Laird Published: November 28, 2021 6:31 pm Last Updated: November 28, 2021 6:39 pm   Chelsea’s supporters have taken to social media in their numbers...

    Major U-turn sees Newcastle on pole for January signing of Brazil ace

    A report in Spain claims Philippe Coutinho is now open to joining Newcastle United after no change to his situation at Barcelona. The Magpies are...

    The best free agents to sign on Football Manager 2022

    One of the first things you should do on any Football Manager save is check the free agents pool, and FM22 is no different.Finding...
    Betting on Soccer


    Subscribe to stay updated.