Manchester United: Luis Enrique breaks silence on reports leading him to Old Trafford

Manchester United: Luis Enrique breaks silence on reports leading him to Old Trafford

The former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has distanced himself from becoming Manchester United’s next manager, insisting that he sees himself managing Spain in the forthcoming World Cup.

Man United are expected to announce their new manager at the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.

The likes of Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are the leading candidates for the managerial job at Old Trafford.

However, Daily Mail report that Luis Enrique has emerged as a serious contender for the role, with the same outlet reporting that United have scheduled an interview with the Spaniard.

The ex-Barcelona boss has distanced himself from the rumours, stating that he sees himself managing Spain at the forthcoming World Cup in Qatar and says he feels ‘more excited’ to do so.

Luis Enrique distances himself from the Manchester United managerial position speculation
Luis Enrique distances himself from the Manchester United managerial position speculation
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On the speculation leading him to Manchester United, Luis Enrique said: “I will be in Qatar with Spain because I have given my word and there is nothing that makes me more excited than representing my country in the World Cup; later, we’ll see.

“I can say it louder, but not more clearly. I’m where I want to be.”

Source: Diario AS

Enrique’s comments have come as a blow, leaving Manchester United the clear path onto focusing on either Erik ten Hag or Pochettino as the next manager.