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Man Utd identify favoured replacement as Solskjaer succession plans underway

Manchester United's board have decided to work on replacing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Manchester Evening News says United have started their succession planning to replace Solskjaer, with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers their preferred candidate.

The Manchester Evening News understands United have privately decided a change of manager will be required following the morale-crushing defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City.

It is still unclear when the club intends to sack Solskjaer as they mull over an arrival time for a replacement.

A senior club source has indicated Solskjaer could remain manager until the end of the season amid a lack of a readily available replacement. Rodgers, 48, is under contract at Leicester until June 2023 and United would have to agree on a fee with Leicester to release Rodgers and pay compensation to Solskjaer for his dismissal. Solskjaer only signed a three-year contract in July.

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