Manchester United’s options for the interim role are not necessarily managers of the very highest calibre – because they are either in post elsewhere, or being considered for the permament position.

We ran through five possibilities – and one we did not see coming as an option was Steve Bruce.

According to The Athletic, Bruce wants the job and ‘believes he could help stabilise the dressing room.’

There is no word on whether United are willing to entertain this possibility.

While it seems like a report concocted by a Newcastle fan on a wind-up, it comes from the reliable Andy Mitten.


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A United legend, let’s keep it that way

Steve Bruce is a Manchester United legend from his playing days. So was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The last thing United need right now is another ex-United player coming in without the right credentials, even on a temporary basis.

Bruce has years of Premier League experience, granted, but he lacks experience fighting at the top end of the table.

Can you imagine Bruce leading United out in the Champions League?

It makes sense Bruce would be interested. It is his dream job, and this is the only way he would possibly have a chance, offering his services amid a moment of chaos at Old Trafford.

In his managerial career Bruce has faced United 27 times, and won just once, losing 22 times.

Bruce’s defensive football would not get fans onside, and show no potential co-ordination with plans for a more exciting permanent manager next summer.

This is not a move we can get behind at all.

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