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Manchester United told to consider Rafa Benitez

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Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamman believes Manchester United should consider Rafa Benitez when appointing a new manager, reports talkSPORT

Hamman, who starred under Benitez whilst he was the Liverpool manager, believes the Napoli boss could prove the ideal candidate to replace David Moyes at Manchester United. 

The Spanish manager has had many high profile run ins with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the past, however Hamman has insisted that he should still be considered for the role. 

The ex-Liverpool ace told the Colin Murray show: "It is certainly a name they should consider. They need somebody with a track record who can work with the big players, who knows what is required to get in the Champions League and play a big role in it for years to come.

"Rafa Benitez is in Italy at Napoli but his family still lives in the north west and he has always made it clear that he would love to return to the Premier League at some stage.

"The way it is going at Liverpool, I don't think he will be there any time soon and he has been at Chelsea, so there are not too many clubs out there for him. I don't think Arsenal will suit him.

"He, and Manchester United, will be a very good match. He had a few run-ins with Fergie but he only pointed out a few facts, as he would say.

"If I was a United fan I would want somebody who gives us the best possible chance to get back in the Champions League."

It remains to be seen as to whether the Manchester United board consider the former Liverpool boss for the Old Trafford hot seat. 

The appointment of Benitez may not go down too well with fans of the Old Trafford outfit, despite the Spaniard having a proven track record at elite clubs in European football. 

For now though, Manchester United - led on a temporary basis by Ryan Giggs - will be gearing themselves up for the visit of Norwich City this weekend. 

The Red Devils will be looking to secure all three points at Old Trafford as they look to end the season on a high.

Manchester United fans, how would you feel about Benitez taking over at your club? Have your say below! 

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