Saturday 14 December 2019

Man United line up Premier League replacement for Louis Van Gaal - reports

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino speaks to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino speaks to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Manchester United chiefs are understood to be weighing up making a move for Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, as their patience starts to wear thin with Louis van Gaal, according to a report in the Mirror.

Van Gaal, who replaced David Moyes at Old Trafford before spending over £250m in the transfer market, has failed to impress many observers, including Paul Scholes who has branded the Dutchman's style of football as ''boring'' following their 1-0 win against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Pochettino, who managed Espanyol and Southampton before making the move to White Hart Lane, has impressed the hierarchy at Old Trafford and, alongside Laurent Blanc, the Paris Saint-Germain manager and former Old Trafford defender, is being considered as a replacement for the under pressure Van Gaal.

Romelu Lukaku, the Everton striker, is ready to reject a move to United after both Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid expressed interest in him, according to the Sun.

Lukaku, 22, will almost certainly leave Goodison Park in the summer and had even been linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge where he played before the former Chelsea manager offloaded him.

However, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid are now considering £50m bids for the Belgium international who has, reportedly, said he doesn't fancy Old Trafford.

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