In-form Premier League manager responds to rumours about becoming Manchester United manager

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Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, has shot down reports he’s in contention to take over at Manchester United should Olé Gunnar Solskjaer be fired from the job.

The Saints have been in outstanding form since last season, and currently sit 5th on the league table, with 17 points, after 9 games.

United on the other hand, have had a rather indifferent start to the current campaign, leading to speculations about Solskjaer’s future.

But Hasenhuttl has said he isn’t even thinking about the job, except facing Southampton and trying to improve his side.

He told the media, as quoted by Manchester Evening News, “It is not something that I listen to. I don’t have social media and I don’t read the news.

He added, “Sometimes I find myself sometimes listening to the radio when they speak about football, it’s interesting to hear them talking about it and analysing our game.

“I am much more interested in what is happening at our club, here at the moment.

“I have signed a new contract. This is a long-term project for me and the way that we improving this club is something that gives me so much joy every day, it is so enjoyable.

“There is something special growing here at the moment and this is the reason why I decided to stay here for longer.”

Southampton host Man United at the Saint Mary’s on Sunday at 2PM GMT.