Manchester United have approached Mauricio Pochettino over possibility of becoming new manager

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(Talk Sport): Current Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford with the club sitting 15th in the Premier League.
He also oversaw a shock 2-1 defeat to European minnows Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Wednesday to heap further pressure on his position.
United are now lining up Pochettino to be their new manager if they reluctantly decide to sack Solksjaer.
The talkSPORT has reported that United officials have sounded out the former Tottenham manager’s advisers to see if he would be keen to take charge at Old Trafford.
Pochettino has been out of work since being sacked by Spurs 12 months ago.
Earlier this week, the Argentine coach, who bossed Tottenham for five years, insisted he is ready to return to management.
He said: “I’m always ready to be involved in the game again. I love football, it’s my passion, it’s not my job.
“It’s not stressful when you are working, it’s not stressful to go into the training ground, it’s not stressful to prepare the game, it’s not stressful to compete.”
United have won just two of their opening six Premier League matches, although they do have a game in hand on their rivals.
They are yet to win a league game at Old Trafford and were beaten 1-0 at home by Arsenal for the first time since 2006 last weekend.
Following their latest setback against Istanbul Basaksehir, Solskjaer refused to comment on whether he feared for his job.
He said: “I decline to comment on such a thing. Of course, it’s early on and opinions are out there all the time. You’ve got to stay strong.
“I’m employed by the club to do a job and I do that to the best of my ability with my staff.”