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Robin van Persie desperate for Van Gaal to replace Moyes?

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Robin van Persie is reported to have urged Louis van Gaal to resist the overtures of Tottenham to ensure the Netherlands manager would be available were the opportunity to replace David Moyes to arise.

Moyes has been able to ever so slightly relieve the scrutiny on his position in the last week or so, with comprehensive wins over Aston Villa and Newcastle coming either side of Manchester United’s draw with Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Speculation about his future, however, persists.

There is no escaping that Manchester United have endured a dreadful season under Moyes, but the smart money would be on the former Everton manager to stay in his job for the foreseeable future. But there remain suggestions that replacements are being considered, and Van Gaal has been mentioned as a candidate to replace Moyes were he to be sacked.

Van Gaal, who will leave as Netherlands coach after this summer’s World Cup, is 4/1 with some bookmakers to be the next permanent Manchester United manager, and his relationship with Van Persie has reinforced the Dutchman’s position among the favourites.

Van Persie and Van Gaal are on excellent terms, and were together to watch Vitesse against Ajax at the weekend as the Manchester United striker continues his rehabilitation from injury. According to Dutch journalist Tom Egbers, Van Persie is keen for his international boss to move to Old Trafford, and is hopeful he will reject Spurs.

White Hart Lane would appear to remain the most likely destination with Van Gaal, with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich supremo odds on to succeed Tim Sherwood at Spurs in time for next season.

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