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Pundit reveals why ‘serial underachiever’ is unlikely to fix ‘poisonous’ Man Utd dressing room

Jamie Redknapp is not convinced that ‘serial underachiever’ Mauricio Pochettino is the best man to fix Manchester United’s problems and bring back the Old Trafford glory days.

The Red Devils will appoint a new permanent boss this summer when Ralf Rangnick’s interim tenure comes to an end, with Pochettino and Ajax chief Erik ten Hag the known frontrunners – having already been interviewed for the role.

Indeed, United have now learned how much it will cost them to get Ten Tag out of his Ajax contract.

Rangnick could only guide United to a drab 1-1 draw with Leicester on Saturday. That results leaves the club’s hopes of sealing a top-four finish looking less and less likely.

But Redknapp is unsure Pochettino can bring trophies back to United, despite the good work he did at Tottenham. Indeed, Redknapp believes that whoever comes in will need to fix a ‘fractured’ dressing room first.

“They need to get the right manager in, Pochettino has been a serial underachiever as much as I like him,” the former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder told Sky Sports.

“Can he go and do it at Manchester United? There’s no real belief that he can.

“Ten Hag’s done a great job at Ajax where you should really win the league, you’ve got the best players.

Players also the problem at Man Utd

“So, it’s not going to be easy, and as much as it’s the manager getting them right, it’s also that personnel.

“I always think you look at certain clubs and you go ‘I’d love to be in that Liverpool dressing room working with those players. ‘I’d love to be working at City with the players there.

“You look at that United dressing room and I think that looks fractured. There’s a few poisonous characters there that could cause problems.

“I wouldn’t want to be in there. I don’t think that’s a dressing room that’s pulling together.”

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