Brendan Rodgers contacted by Manchester United after sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

BRENDAN Rodgers has been contacted by Manchester United after today’s sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils are prepared to pay £8million in compensation to his current club, Leicester.

That is on top of a £7.5million payoff for Solskjaer.

Ex-Liverpool boss Rodgers has a clause in his contract letting him speak to certain clubs if they come knocking — and United are one.

Solskjaer, 48, was fired this morning after nearly three years in charge.

The decision was made within 30 minutes of United’s 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.

SunSport revealed last month that United were making plans to identify the Norwegian’s successor.

A leading agent had been asked to sound out Northern Irishman Rodgers, 48 — as well as Antonio Conte, Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag and ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

The agent reported there was a good chance they could get Rodgers.

But not all fans want him after his time at Anfield.

United have named assistant Michael Carrick as caretaker while they finalise a replacement for Solskjaer.

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