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“It Is Really Disrespectful” – Brendan Rodgers Slams Man Utd Manager Links As He Defends Solskjaer

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has slammed speculation linking him to Manchester United as ‘really disrespectful’.

The 48-year-old is the current favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford should the Norwegian gaffer be relieved of his duties.

Solskjaer is under huge pressure at the Theatre of Dreams with the Red Devils picking up just four points from their last six Premier League games.

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And with United facing Watford, Chelsea and Arsenal in their next three top-flight games, there is a chance that he could be without of a job if results don’t improve.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s clash against the Blues, Rodgers hit out at a reporter after he was asked whether he is interested in the United role.

To which he said: “There’s two things. Firstly it is really disrespectful to ask the question when you have a manager in place, a good manager and a good man, who is working hard at the club.

“Secondly I can’t really comment on it, because it is not something that is real.

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“I am here as the Leicester City manager, proud to be here, privileged to be here and fully committed to the players, the club, the ownership.

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“That’s about it, all the other noise around that is something we can’t control.”

Commenting on talk linking him with a move away from the King Power Stadium, Rodgers declared the gossip can have a destabilising effect.

He added: “It doesn’t frustrate me because my focus is always looking for the next game.

“The only club I am thinking about is Chelsea and getting ready for that.

“It is frustrating for our supporters and also my players, if anyone is to read anything that is out there then that can destabilise.

“It is something that is the modern game, lots of speculation and gossip, it’s all part of the modern game but it’s not something I have any focus on.”

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