This was disclosed by talkSPORT journalist Ian Abrahams, who made the revelation on Twitter.
United are on the hunt for their fifth permanent manager since Alex Ferguson retired. This comes following the sacking of Solskjaer on Sunday morning. The Norwegian manage was relieved of his duties in the wake of United’s humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford.
According to Abrahams, Ferguson wants Pochettino as the club’s next manager, the Daily Star reports. Abraham cites a source close to the club who suggests current favourite Zinedine Zidane will join PSG; allowing former Tottenham boss Pochettino to take up the gig at United.
The Argentine is on a list of five names under consideration by the Old Trafford hierarchy. However, the list also includes Ralf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, Brendan Rodgers and Zidane.
Meanwhile, the nature of Saturday’s defeat at the hands of Watford had left no one in doubt as to the fate of Solskjaer.
United were second best in all areas, out-thought, out-fought and out-foxed by their less illustrious opponents; who even had the luxury of twice missing a first half penalty.