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Berbatov admits ‘it’s hard to blame’ Manchester United if they have approached Pochettino

Former striker Dimitar Berbatov says ‘it’s hard to blame’ Manchester United for considering Mauricio Pochettino to be their next manager as the pressure grows on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer is under intense pressure following back-to-back defeats by Arsenal in the Premier League and Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League and he now leads the bookmakers’ sack race.

And according to the Manchester Evening News, United have contacted Pochettino’s representatives. It has been reported previously that Pochettino is keen to manage United at some point and that stance is not believed to have changed.    

Dimitar Berbatov (pictured with legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford) says Manchester United are justified in considering Mauricio Pochettino

Berbatov says United are justified in their pursuit of Pochettino given their poor start to the season but he also believes the players are as much to blame. 

He told Betfair: ‘If there’s truth to the Mauricio Pochettino rumours, it’s hard to blame United really.

‘When the team plays bad, the buck stops with the boss, and this has always been true.

‘I saw him recently as a guest commentator, and he said he is ready…