“I’m the man”: South American legend expresses desire to become the manager of Manchester United

Football icon Diego Maradona expresses interest in taking over as Man United boss

Ex-Argentine footballer Diego Maradona has expressed his desire to become the manager of Manchester United, according to the Sun. Maradona, one of the game’s greatest, also took a jibe at the current situation and United’s trophy drought.

He said (h/t The Sun),

“If Manchester [United] need a coach, I’m the man to do it. I know they sell lots of shirts around the world, but they need to win trophies, too. I can do that for them.”

The Red Devils’ Premier League dominance has withered over the years, especially since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. Maradona confessed that he is a great fan of rival club Manchester City but vented his love for United’s golden era under Ferguson. He also denounced Paul Pogba that the French World Cup man lacks hard work.

“With United, I liked Ander Herrera. Paul Pogba? Doesn’t work hard enough.”

Paul Pogba of Manchester United

Maradona’s eventful managerial career

The 58-year-old is currently in charge of the Dorados, a second division club in Mexico, and has been faring well since last year. But his managerial stints over the course proved out to be a far cry from his incredible footballing career.

The former Lazio legend is largely known for his failure as the Argentina national team manager in the 2010 World Cup and his underwhelming stints with Racing and Fujairah in the UAE pro-league.

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