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.

Brendan Rodgers has been contacted by Manchester United after today’s sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Brendan Rodgers has been contacted by Manchester United after today’s sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer was sacked today after Manchester United's humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday

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Solskjaer was sacked today after Manchester United’s humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford on SaturdayCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke

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.

The Red Devils are prepared to pay £8million in compensation to Rodgers's current employers Leicester

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The Red Devils are prepared to pay £8million in compensation to Rodgers’s current employers LeicesterCredit: Getty
Rodgers has a clause in his contract letting him speak to certain clubs if they come knocking

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Rodgers has a clause in his contract letting him speak to certain clubs if they come knockingCredit: Getty
A leading agent reported there was a good chance Man United could sign the Northern Irishman

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A leading agent reported there was a good chance Man United could sign the Northern IrishmanCredit: Getty
Brendan Rodgers slams ‘disrespectful’ Man Utd links in fierce defence of Solskjaer as he vows to focus on Leicester

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