Enrique is one of the candidates to take over as Rangnick’s successor at the end of the season. Erik ten Hag, the manager of Ajax, and Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, are both being considered.
Enrique is presently the manager of the Spanish national team. He led his country to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, where they were defeated by eventual winners Italy.
Spain qualified for the Qatar World Cup after winning six out of eight matches in their qualification group.
Manchester United chiefs reportedly see Enrique as a great coach to take them back to the top of the Premier League table.
However, there may be a problem in store if 51-year-old Enrique does join the Red Devils.
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Despite United’s troubles, David de Gea has been in outstanding form this season. Enrique, on the other hand, left the shot-stopper out of his most recent Spain squad.
Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), Robert Sanchez (Brighton), and David Raya (Brentford) were the goalkeepers chosen by the former Barcelona boss.
De Gea ‘did not take this choice well,’ according to Sport Witness, citing Spanish source AS. The 31-year-old is ‘upset’ and ‘mad’ by Enrique’s rejection.
Despite the coach’s clarification of the decision’s rationale. He wanted to give some of his younger keepers an opportunity.
de Gea won’t retire from the national team, no matter what role he is given.
However, should Enrique become United boss, then he will have to mend his somewhat fractured relationship with de Gea.
The Madrid-born player has been arguably United’s most consistent performer this campaign. He has kept nine clean sheets in 37 games, although his displays have been far better than this record suggests.
Rangnick has gone with plenty of defensive partnerships this season. But de Gea has always been there to keep United in matches with last-gasp saves.
The Red Devils are back in action this weekend. They host Leicester on Saturday at 17:30.