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Rio Ferdinand denies Manchester United contact with Mauricio Pochettino

Club legend Rio Ferdinand dismisses suggestions that Manchester United have already made contact with Mauricio Pochettino.

Rio Ferdinand has said that Manchester United 'would not disrespect' Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by making contact with Mauricio Pochettino.

After a run of inconsistent results on the domestic and European scene, Solskjaer finds himself under pressure to keep his job in the Old Trafford dugout.

Pochettino, who has been out of work since his exit from Tottenham Hotspur 12 months ago, has been suggested as the likely replacement for the Norwegian.

However, after United defeated Everton on Saturday afternoon, Ferdinand has suggested that there is little prospect of a change of direction in the foreseeable future.

Speaking to FIVE's Youtube channel, the ex-centre-back said: "Man United needed a huge performance and a result this weekend. The pressure was absolutely on this team and the management, they went out there and produced.

"In the media, there's been bit of disrespect to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be honest. People touting about that Pochettino has been spoken to. I've got it from a really, really, really good source that there's been no conversations and they wouldn't disrespect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in that manner.

"I feel like that should be addressed. We can all say 'So and so will be good or better', that's just part of the game. But to say someone has been spoken to and is coming in imminently, when it's not true, I think that's out of order."

United play host to winless West Bromwich Albion after the international break.

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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