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Manchester United Manager Betting: Solskjaer and Pochettino joint-favourites after Red Devils beat Spurs


Marcus Rashford’s first half goal gave his side a sixth straight win under the Norwegian and leads the market along with the current Tottenham manager

There is nothing to split Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mauricio Pochettino in the race to become Manchester United manager next season after the Red Devils beat Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley.

Both men are 7/4 (2.75) with William Hill to be in charge at Old Trafford on the first day next season, a significant change in the market for Solskjaer who was out at 7/2 (4.50) when he took charge on December 19.

However, a perfect six wins from six for United under the Norwegian – culminating in beating Pochettino’s Spurs on Sunday – has seen him become joint-favourite.

The new-look Red Devils have scored 17 goals across those games and kept three clean sheets in a row for the first time in 12 months, thanks in part to an incredible 11 saves from David De Gea at Wembley.

Although they remain in sixth, that string of wins has propelled United from eight points behind Arsenal to level with them, with fourth place now six points away after being 11 back before Solskjaer took over.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether the former United striker can carry on this good form throughout the season and what he would have to achieve to convince the hierarchy to hire him long-term.

Manchester United Manager Betting: Solskjaer And Pochettino Joint-favourites After Red Devils Beat Spurs

Top four would likely be the minimum Solskjaer needs to have a chance at being given the job next season, and even then, there is a strong chance that the board pursue Pochettino.

The Argentine has long been courted by United – even going out to dinner with Sir Alex Ferguson in May 2016 – and the ex-Southampton man was short as Evens (2.0) on Christmas Eve.

Spurs have not won a trophy in 11 years but are in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and safely through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, with a piece silverware perhaps pivotal to the north Londoners keeping Pochettino.

Elsewhere in the market, Red Bull Salzburg manager Marco Rose is 8/1 (9.0) whilst Zinedine Zidane can be backed at 9/1 (10.0). England’s Gareth Southgate is available at 10/1 (11.0) after being backed in from 50/1 (51.0) last week.

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