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Maradona: 'I'm the man' to fix Man United

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop brushes aside Diego Maradona's reported interest in managing Manchester United as nothing more than a publicity stunt.
With Paul Pogba linked with a return to Juventus and no players signed yet this summer, ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Manchester United need to up their game in the transfer market.

Diego Maradona has told Manchester United he is the man to help restore them to former glories following a desperate campaign that ended trophyless, while rivals Manchester City and Liverpool won major silverware.

United have not won the title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and Maradona, coaching Dorados in the Mexican second division, believes he is the man to change their fortunes.

"If Manchester [United] need a coach, I'm the man to do it," Maradona told FourFourTwo. "I know they sell lots of shirts around the world, but they need to win trophies, too. I can do that for them."

Maradona, a World Cup winner with Argentina in 1986, had a spell in charge of the national team between 2008 and 2010.

The 58-year-old admits to having a soft spot for United but revealed they have now been overtaken by City.

"Manchester United used to be my favourite English team for so long," he said. "So many great players and a great team under Alex Ferguson.

"But now I have to say Man City. I know you shouldn't change like that but it's because of Kun [Aguero]. We speak a lot and he plays in a very good team.

"With United I liked Ander Herrera. Paul Pogba? Doesn't work hard enough."

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