Brendan Rodgers calls Man Utd question ‘disrespectful’ amid Solskjaer struggles

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Brendan Rodgers has broken his silence on potentially becoming the next Manchester United manager.

The Leicester City boss has been linked with the Man United job following current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s lacklustre recent results, with the Norwegian facing huge pressure.

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League after a dismal run of form which saw them lose 5-0 to Liverpool at home, before suffering another embarrassing 2-0 loss at the hands of Manchester City.

But despite United’s refusal to sack Solskjaer after some calamitous results, Rodgers continues to be linked with the Old Trafford side.

And with numerous outlets and bookmakers suggesting the Leicester manager will be the man to replace Solskjaer, Rodgers has finally spoken on the links in his most recent press conference.

Rodgers said: "Firstly, it’s really disrespectful for you to ask the question when there is a manager in place at the club.

"Secondly, I can’t comment on it because it’s not real. I’m proud to be here at Leicester City.

"The only thing I’m thinking about is [facing] Chelsea and getting ready for that.

"It’s frustrating for supporters and my players, but from a personal perspective, it’s something that's in the modern game, but something I have no focus on whatsoever."

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Rodgers’ side are currently struggling in 12th place after a difficult start to the season, having finished fifth in each of the two previous campaigns.

The Foxes face the difficult task of hosting league leaders Chelsea on Saturday as Rodgers looks to keep up with the rest of the ‘top six’.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer will need to achieve a positive result against relegation candidates Watford this weekend in order to avoid even more scrutiny.

United have won only one of their last six Premier League games despite spending north of £100million on superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho in the summer.

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