Mixed reaction to bookies’ favourite
Carnlough man Rodgers was given odds of 10/11 to take over from the under-pressure Norwegian, ahead of PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino (9/2) and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane (5/1).
Solskjaer’s poor run of results has seen United pick up just four points from a possible 18 in their last six Premier League fixtures.
Opponents dreaded visiting Old Trafford in the past but an embarrassing 5-0 loss to arch rivals Liverpool last month, and Manchester City’s dominant 2-0 victory over the Red Devils on Saturday has put Leicester City manager Rodgers in the running for the job.
Rodgers guided the Foxes to FA Cup glory for the first time in the club’s history last season, and enjoyed huge success during his tenure with Celtic, lifting two Scottish Premierships, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups.
But it is Rodgers’ links to Liverpool that has turned the secretary of Tower Ards Manchester United Supporters’ Club (MUSC) Stephen Rowley, off the idea of him going to Old Trafford.
The 48-year-old spent three years at Anfield and came up just short of guiding the club to the Premier League title before he was sacked in 2015.
Stephen feels the time has come for Solskjaer to leave but doesn't believe Rodgers is the right man to replace him.
The lifelong United fan was at Old Trafford as the Red Devils were humiliated by Liverpool and City.
After previously backing Solskjaer to turn things around, Stephen feels it’s time to make a change but doesn't know who is available to replace him in the dugout.
When asked about Rodgers becoming the bookies’ favourite, Stephen said he just doesn't “fancy him”.
“Obviously there’s the connections with Liverpool and that runs deep,” he explained.
“A friend of mine said if Rodgers became manager he wouldn't be back at the place and he’s been going for 40 years.
“I might be putting my head in the sand but there’s just some things you just don’t cross. There hasn't been a direct transfer between United and Liverpool since 1964.
“Apart from those connections at Liverpool, I’m just not sure about him as a manager. He’s done okay and won the FA Cup with Leicester. We’re in a situation now where I just don’t know who will take over. I’ve been going there for 50 years and this is the lowest we’ve been.”
But Secretary of South Belfast MUSC James Copeland, said Rodgers’ links with Liverpool was not an issue and believes he could be the right man to get Man Utd fighting for the big trophies once again.
“I think it’s time for a change and I have backed Ole all the way through it but this can only go on for so long,” he said.
“United needs a big manager and a big man, and I think Rodgers would be able to handle it.”
James was also at Old Trafford on Saturday and said he was amazed at how quickly the United players lost possession to City.
“They were just so sloppy,” he added.