Brendan Rodgers should become Manchester United's next manager, according to Stan Collymore.

Former Liverpool striker Collymore believes Rodgers is a 'no brainer' replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if United decide to sack him.

Solskjaer is under much scrutiny after their 5-0 thumping from Liverpool.

United have struggled for form in the Premier League this season, but Sunday's defeat against Liverpool represents one of the worst days in the club's history across the last decade - United's fierce rivals simply humiliated them at Old Trafford.

Speculation is already swirling over a potential replacement for Solskjaer, but the former Liverpool manager should be in the running, according to Collymore

He said: "For me, the Leicester boss fits every criteria for what’s required at Old Trafford.

"Ole may still be given more time at the wheel but the juggernaut that is arguably the biggest club in the world is in danger of proving way too heavy for him to control.

"And if the wheels do come off then it’s a no brainer to go out and get the Foxes boss. The United board would have to completely get out of their heads Rodgers’ Liverpool connection."

Rodgers was appointed Leicester City manager in February 2019 and has taken them to two top five finishes so far.

Zinedane Zidane and Antonio Conte - both currently out of management- are the two names who have popped up the most in relation to become United boss.

Bookmakers suggest that the two, along with Rodgers, are the top three favourites for the job.

If Solskjaer is to remain in his job, he will need to respond quickly and climb back up the table or United might have no choice but to part ways with him.