Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants Luis Enrique as Manchester United boss'

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘wants Luis Enrique to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss’ instead of a reunion with Zinedine Zidane, as the club begins the search for Norwegian’s successor after his sacking

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally been sacked as manager by Manchester United 
  • There are question marks over who will replace him in the Old Trafford dugout
  • Zinedine Zidane and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag are thought to be in the running
  • Influential forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s preference has reportedly been revealed
  • The Portuguese star is said to want Spain manager Luis Enrique to be appointed 
  • LIVE: Follow all the latest from Old Trafford after Solskjaer’s sacking by United 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s preference as the new Manchester United manager has been revealed as Luis Enrique, according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was finally sacked as United manager on Sunday morning, with the club already on the hunt for the Norwegian’s successor.

And influential forward Ronaldo wants Enrique to replace Solskjaer in the Old Trafford dugout, rather than reunite with Zinedine Zidane, according to Sky Sports. 

Cristiano Ronaldo (above) reportedly wants Luis Enrique as the new Manchester United boss

The Spain manager is in the running after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was finally sacked on Sunday

Former Real Madrid manager Zidane worked with Ronaldo at the Spanish giants, where they won three successive Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018.

But Ronaldo, 36, who is understood to have a big influence at the club, prefers Enrique rather than the Frenchman or Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, who are three of the most prominent names in the running.

Ex-Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, now at Paris Saint-Germain, and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers are thought to be long shots as things stand.

The club are considering replacements for the beleaguered Norwegian after his departure

Enrique has been leading Spain since late 2019, and reached the semi-finals of this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament, before bowing out to eventual winners Italy on penalties.

The 51-year-old managed Barcelona to two LaLiga titles and a Champions League crown in his three years at the Nou Camp, the same time Ronaldo was at their rivals in Madrid.

United axed Solskjaer after an embarrassing performance in a 4-1 drubbing by promoted Watford, following on from convincing defeats at the hands of rivals Liverpool and Manchester City by an aggregate score of 7-0. 

LIVE: Follow all the latest from Old Trafford after Solskjaer’s sacking by United   

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