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Leicester manager Rodgers slams Man Utd rumours as 'not real'

Brendan Rodgers insists rumours linking him to the vacant Manchester United job are 'not real'.

The Leicester City manager is reportedly one of a number of candidates being considered by the Red Devils, although it is believed PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is the preferred target.

Asked about the rumours linking him with a move to Old Trafford, Rodgers said: "I don't take it as anything, it's not real.

"There's always gossip and that will be there until they appoint a full-time manager.

"My commitment is to here. The culture here is about the development of the players, and that's where I see it, even more so in this period."

PSG are reluctant to lose Pochettino midway through the season and have rebuked United's contact to discuss a possible compensation deal.

United are therefore expected to push forward with their plans to appoint a reputable caretaker manger until the end of the season.

They have made contact with former Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.

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