Paul Parker denounced the reports linking Mauricio Pochettino to the employment of Manchester United, insisting that the club “goes ahead” under Ole Gunnar Solksjear.
Pochettino has revealed that he is ready to return to management after his gardening leave at Tottenham ends, and his “priority” is to get another job in the Premier League.
The Argentinian has been closely linked to Steve Bruce’s succession at Newcastle United, according to reports that the club’s new potential owners may wish to recruit a new boss.
But ties to Man United’s work have not gone away, and former Pochettino Spurs defender Danny Rose recently said in an interview that he thought his former boss would end up in Old Trafford.
But Parker insists that United has turned a corner under the legend of club legend Solskjaer and says it is wrong to suggest that he could be replaced.
“Since nothing has really happened in football, people have to find a story they can turn into something,” the former United and England defender told Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“You are talking about Pochettino, he was mentioned recently. I saw that he was talking on television, he is talking and people are trying to push him towards jobs.
“You throw it at Manchester United and it’s easy to do, say something MAY happen.
“But things at United showed, with the way they finished before this situation started, it would have suggested that they would have been there until the last kick to enter the Champions League.
“They had turned around, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made them turn in team, in club, the place progressed definitively.
“When you look at the players he spent money on, none of them dropped Solskjaer or Manchester United, they all moved forward. Bruno Fernandes in particular had an impact right away and everyone is growing up now and has the right mindset.
“So United right now is going ahead, we will wait and see what happens when things start again, but if you judge now, it is wrong that people are still trying to find this man” [Solskjaer] of this work. “