Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rules out managing Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out of the race to succeed Louis van Gaal at Manchester United in news that will come as a bombshell to supporters.

Former Liverpool boss Rodgers only beat Man United twice during his tenure at Anfield, when David Moyes was in charge, despite spending around £292m.

He was sacked by Liverpool last year following three trophyless seasons at the club. Rodgers broke the hearts of United supporters everywhere by announcing that he has no intention of taking over at Old Trafford.

“When you manage Liverpool you know the Manchester United job is gone,” Rodgers said.

Asked about the recent flak Louis van Gaal has received, Rodgers added: ”I see a lot of the criticism he gets but there’s no way that 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.

Things have been dire at United as of late but no-one could have imagined that it would get this bad.

Rodgers, a smooth customer, tactical genius and all-round behemoth of world football will not manage Manchester United. It appears the club will have no option but to turn to Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola or Ryan Giggs should van Gaal leave. Unfortunately, the dream of Rodgers leading United to a treble will be just that; a dream.

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