Manchester United manager latest as PSG ‘block Pochettino approach’, Rodgers distances himself from post as Carrick backed for interim job, fears over ACL injury for Chelsea star Chilwell, Salah and Mane Liverpool contract update – live football news

The post Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era at Manchester United began with victory, but the club’s search for a new manager is hotting up.

Mauricio Pochettino is the Red Devils’ No.1 target but reports claim Paris Saint-Germain have ‘blocked’ an initial approach for their boss.

Instead, it’s claimed United will delay their pursuit of the ex-Tottenham boss until the summer, and will now look to appoint an interim coach for the rest of the season.

The reports Brendan Rodgers is in the running for the post persist but the Leicester boss continues to distance himself from a move to Old Trafford.

Caretaker Michael Carrick has been backed for that role after guiding the Red Devils to a 2-0 victory over Villarreal on Tuesday night, as United booked their place in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Away from Manchester, defending European champions Chelsea also enjoyed a fine night in the Champions League with a 4-0 victory over Juventus, but it came as a cost with both N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell forced off with knee injuries, with Chilwell’s understood to be very serious.

And there’s more action tonight as Liverpool play Porto and Man City host PSG.

Stay with for the latest football news and up-to-date reports surrounding the Man United job…

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