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Manchester United Turned Down Dream Replacement For Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is still clinging onto his job at Old Trafford. Despite not recording a win in December across six games, the Dutchman has not been given the axe.

However despite a 2-1 win over Swansea City last week, the Red Devils are still struggling, and needed an injury time penalty from Wayne Rooney to see off League 1 outfit Sheffield United at home on Saturday.

Therefore, the Old Trafford faithful are beginning to grow impatient, and if things take a turn for the worse this week with games against Newcastle and Liverpool, the Iron Tulip could soon be out of work.

Pressure on LVG is beginning to grow
Pressure on LVG is beginning to grow

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Many possible replacements are being discussed, with the likes of José Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola all being linked with the job.

However, Spanish football expert Graham Hunter has told Talksport that United are not interested in Guardiola due to his lack of experience in the Premier League.

“Their [United’s] idea was that he [Guardiola] didn’t have the Premier League experience that they thought was essential, which I think is an atrocious idea.

“While Ed Woodward was extraordinarily good at the work that saw him rise in the organisation, I would question whether him in that post, rather than a director of football, is necessarily going to be the guy who can direct United where to go next.

“I’m not convinced that Woodward is the right man to make the football decision about Guardiola.”

Hunter did not hold back on his reservations about Ed Woodward
Hunter did not hold back on his reservations about Ed Woodward

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If United do miss out on Guardiola to their rivals Manchester City, there will be a real sense of disappointment amongst the fans.

It is looking increasingly unlikely that Louis Van Gaal will see out his tenure at the club, and if they do not act fast, all their targets will be snapped up.

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