Brendan Rodgers' previous comments have already proven his Manchester United denial means nothing

Leicester City’s press conference allowed reporters a chance to question Brendan Rodgers about the ongoing Manchester United links.

Rodgers has been touted for the United job, with The MEN claiming he is high on the club’s list, while The Sun even claimed Rodgers has been house hunting in Cheshire ahead of a possible move.

To Leicester’s credit, rather than make the United links a banned line of questioning, they allowed Rodgers to tackle them head on.

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Rodgers shut them down, paying respect to current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He told Sky Sports: “Firstly, it’s really disrespectful for you to ask the question when you have a manager [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] in place, a good manager and a good man, who is working for the club.

“Secondly, I can’t really comment on it because it is something that is not real. I am here as the Leicester City manager, I’m proud to be here, privileged to be here and fully committed to the players, the club, the ownership.”

Rodgers handled it as well as he could have. But he was hardly going to say anything different, and upset both Leicester fans and put Solskjaer in an even more untenable position.

Rodgers’ words seem familiar

So is that the end of it? Not quite. This doesn’t really change much.

United may still need a new manager if the club’s poor results continue, and Rodgers remains a possible option.

All he is saying, is that there is nothing current going on, which we knew anyway, given the fact Solskjaer remained in post over the international break.

His words are also familiar to comments made while he was manager of Celtic.

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Speaking at a press conference in January 2019, Rodgers distanced himself from the Leicester City job.

Rodgers told Sky Sports: “For me, my only concentration is here at Celtic. It is a fantastic club but at this moment in time my concentration is purely on Celtic and looking forward to the second part of this season.”

One month later, Rodgers made the controversial decision to quit Celtic for Leicester mid-season and did not look back.

If United make a formal approach for Rodgers, you would have to still consider that he would find it tough to turn down.

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