Man Utd told to consider Nuno Espirito Santo as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacement

Former Wolves striker Kevin Doyle believes the club should be “a bit worried” about Manchester United making a move for Nuno Espirito Santo.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at Old Trafford continues to look increasingly perilous after their dismal start to the Premier League season.

United have already lost three league games and their defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir was a new nadir for the Solskjaer tenure.

It is understood that ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the front-runner for the job and Old Trafford supremo Ed Woodward has reportedly sounded him out.

But Doyle has suggested that Nuno – who guided Wolves to promotion in 2018, before two successive 7th placed finishes – should be in the frame for the job.

“I think I'd be a bit worried if I was a Wolves fan at the moment about Nuno,” he told Ladbrokes.

“He's a contender for the Manchester United job, of course he is. Why wouldn't he be?

“Mauricio Pochettino is probably their number one choice but Nuno, definitely, would be up there as well for me.

“His link with [Jorge] Mendes and their ability to sign players, he would be a contender. I'm a Man United fan and I'd have no problem with him being the manager.”

Doyle suggested that Nuno’s touchline demeanour would be a welcome change from the more relaxed one seen by the current United boss.

“He'd definitely be inspirational,” Doyle added. “You watch him on the side of the pitch and he's the total opposite to Solskjaer.

“I don't think he's going to go anywhere just yet, and I think Pochettino is probably the more suitable option – he's had more success and has more experience in the Premier League at a top club so he's rightly the favourite.

“Wolves fans are probably safe for now but there's no reason at all that I can see why he wouldn't be considered for the Man United job.”

Nuno was linked with the Arsenal job before they replaced Unai Emery with Mikel Arteta.

The Portuguese also committed his future to the project at Molineyx by signing a new three-year contract in September.

Wolves have 13 points from their opening seven league games, six more than the Red Devils.

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