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'That's not possible': Paul Scholes makes claim about Jurgen Klopp immediately after Man United's CL exit tonight

Paul Scholes says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is one of only two managers who wouldn’t consider the Manchester United job.

The Old Trafford legend commented on the Reds manager just after Ralf Rangnick’s side was eliminated from the Champions League.

Scholes thinks every other manager in the world – bar the Liverpool boss and Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola – should be available for it.

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Klopp has worked wonders at Liverpool since first taking the ranks at Anfield in 2015.

He turned the Reds from a fallen giant to an all-conquering juggernaut that has won all the major club trophies in recent years.

Now, Manchester United find themselves in a similar situation to Liverpool around a decade ago.

The Red Devils are currently a shadow of the serial-winning sides Sir Alex Ferguson built during his time at Old Trafford.

On Tuesday night, Atletico Madrid won 1-0 in Manchester to knock Rangnick’s side out of the CL 2-1 on aggregate.

Now, they’ve only got a top-four place to fight for this season.

Attention will also turn to a potential successor for Rangnick, who is only in charge until the end of the season.

Speaking after the game, Scholes said on BT Sport: “We can’t talk about Guardiola and Klopp, that’s not possible.

“But any other manager in the world should be available.”

“Strikes fear into players”

Speaking ahead of the game, Scholes claimed United are lacking a coach of Ferguson’s stature.

He used Klopp as a modern-day example of a manager he’d love to have at Old Trafford.

“You need a manager that strikes fear into players,” said Scholes.

“Sir Alex Ferguson had that, have any of the managers since him had that? I don’t think so.

“It’s a special talent to have as a coach. Those Man City players under Pep (Guardiola), those Liverpool players under Klopp, they’ll get away with nothing.

“These players here (United) for the last two or three years have got away with murder.”

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