Man Utd urged to make ambitious move for Roberto Mancini


Would Roberto Mancini be a good fit for Manchester United? (Picture: Alberto Pizzoli/ AFP)

Roberto Mancini should be added to Manchester United’s shortlist of managerial candidates.

That’s the view of former Premier League striker Darren Bent who believes the serial winner would be a good appointment for the club.

United are currently in the process of searching for interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s replacement for when the German’s time in charge comes to an end in the summer.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino are the frontrunners for the job but Bent believes Mancini should be considered.

The former Manchester City boss could soon find himself as a free agent too after Italy failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup after a shock 1-0 defeat to North Macedonia.

Mancini only triumphed with his country at Euro 2020 last summer and also boasts three Serie A titles with Inter Milan to his name, as well as delivering Manchester City a maiden Premier League trophy.


Roberto Mancini’s Italy won’t be at this year’s World Cup (Picture: Alberto Pizzoli / AFP)

Previously managing United’s arch rivals could prove problematic with fans but Bent feels his experience could be exactly what the Red Devils need to get back to the top of world football.

‘He has proved he can do it in this country and I think it is vital that he has that Premier League experience,’ Bent told talkSPORT.

‘He has gone on to win a massive trophy with Italy in the Euros, so you can’t question his pedigree in terms of winning things.

‘If you’re looking for a winner, I suppose the counter argument is that people will say Jose [Mourinho] was a winner and it ended quite badly.

‘He did win trophies for United, but people would say he left the club in a worst state.

‘It would be a big deal, him obviously winning Manchester City their first Premier League title, to then go to United.

‘But we have seen managers do this before.’

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