Diego Maradona believes he's the man to turn Manchester United around

"I'm the man to do it"

We've just come out the back of a traumatic season for everyone involved with Manchester United, with the Red Devils stumbling their way to a hugely disappointing sixth placed finish in the Premier League.

They ended the campaign with no silverware for a second successive year and it resulted in Jose Mourinho being sacked in December, replaced by club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian made an immediate impact at Old Trafford, picking up more points in his first 10 games in charge than any other manager in United's history.

But since things have turned sour, failing to win in 10 of their last 12 games which raised doubts around OGS' credentials as the clubs manager going forward - this is despite him signing a three-year contract back in March.

Big changes are expected at the club over the summer with a large player overhaul predicted by many. The likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, James Maddison, Matthijs de Ligt and Harry Maguire have all been linked with mega money moves to Old Trafford and would add some serious quality to the squad. But recently one of the biggest names in the game threw his name into the ring, with Argentina legend Diego Maradona claiming he could coach the Red Devils.

The controversial South American is someone who's a real marmite character in football. Back in his native Argentina he's absolutely adored but in many other countries, (especially England) it's much the opposite. He's never played or coached on our shores and it's probably for good reason as we're still not over the hand of god at the 1986 World Cup.

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But in a recent interview with FourFourTwo he's gone on record saying that he could be the man to bring the good times back to Old Trafford - a huge claim. The Red Devils are in the midst of a real transitional period at the moment and whilst this looks literally impossible to happen, it would be truly hilarious if it came to fruition.

"If Manchester [United] need a coach, I'm the man to do it," Maradona said. "I know they sell lots of shirts around the world, but they need to win trophies, too. I can do that for them."

Despite things turning stale at the end of the campaign the United fans appear to still be behind Ole, so these comments made by Maradona will certainly have some of the fans laughing. He was a magnificent player, but his managerial career has never taken off, with him currently in charge of Mexican second division side Dorados which says it all.

He made more hilarious comments too, claiming that the Red Devils were once his preferred Premier League team. But the success of Manchester City and his good friend Sergio Aguero has changed things... Honestly you can't make it up.

"Manchester United used to be my favourite English team for so long. So many great players and a great team under Alex Ferguson. But now I have to say Man City. I know you shouldn't change like that but it's because of Kun (Aguero). We speak a lot and he plays in a very good team."

He surely can't have been serious when making these ridiculous comments, but either way he's provided us with some entertainment as he always does. He also got involved in the Paul Pogba debate, claiming that he "doesn't work hard enough", which will be music to the ears of one Mr Souness...


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