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'I don't think they are even slightly interested in Southgate'

Devil's Advocate podcast
Devil's Advocate podcast

BBC Radio Manchester's Gaz Drinkwater spoke to the The Devils' Advocate podcast about United's reported interest in Gareth Southgate as their next manager: "I don't believe any of the reports - I don't think they are even slightly interested in Southgate. This is me coming from a logic standpoint.

"Sir Jim Ratcliffe is going to want to make decisions that unite the fanbase and bringing in Southgate as manager would not be that decision.

"I admire someone who is going out and making decisions based on what he and his team thinks is right and not really caring what certain fans think. When we appointed Jose [Mourinho], [Louis] Van Gaal, [Erik] Ten Hag, everyone was happy with that. [David] Moyes was the only one that people weren't sure.

"I don't see a style of play [with Southgate]. I think he's the sort of manager that you bring in to a fractured dressing room to try and unite everyone. I don't think United's dressing room is as fractured as people think."

Listen to the full episode here