Schmeichel eyes a role at Man United as director of football

Peter Schmeichel is considering a return to Manchester United by putting forward his name for consideration in regards to a potential director of football role

Under new interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United cruised to a convincing 5-1 win at Cardiff City on Saturday in the Premier League.

Now the Red Devils are expected to restart their search for a director of football, which was allegedly put on hold by Jose Mourinho before he was fired last week.

Schmeichel, who’s been relatively inactive in football since retiring in 2003, has now suggested that he could apply for the proposed role at Old Trafford.

“I’m actually thinking about putting my name in there,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I really want to get involved in football again at some point. I know I’m getting older, but my life has just turned out a different way after I retired from football.

“What’s really important is to get the United culture and identity back.

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The 23-year-old played for the first time with the English Premier League team as they prepare for the 2019-2020 season.

“I would like to see [the job go to] someone who has played there, and can bring some of that Alex Ferguson mentality back in the whole of the football club.

“I’m considering if I have the qualities, and if I come up to an answer to that question, then I will put my name in the hat.

“I’ll have a good think about this over Christmas and make a decision about it.”

Schmeichel made 398 appearances in goal for United across an eight-year spell between 1991 to 1999.

The Dane won five Premier League titles, three FA Cups, a Football League Cup and the Champions League at Old Trafford.

He also gave his views on Paul Pogba’s situation at United now that Mourinho has left the club.

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