Manchester United contacted by Laurent Blanc

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Manchester United are reported to have received contact from representatives of Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc to express an interest in taking the recently vacated role of the club’s manager.

David Moyes was relieved of his position on Tuesday morning after 10 arduous months at Old Trafford and the club are now considering a number of candidates to replace him. Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti are reported to be the leading contenders, although Blanc appears to have thrown his hat into the ring.

The Times reports that Blanc, who spent two seasons with Manchester United as a player, has put his name forward to the Old Trafford hierarchy. However, it is not thought the former France international will be on the shortlist of Ed Woodward and the Manchester United board.

Van Gaal remains the odds on favourite with bookmakers to replace Moyes, particularly given that the veteran manager will be available after the World Cup this summer. The Netherlands coach will leave his post following the tournament, with Guus Hiddink to replace him.

Manchester United representatives were reported to have interviewed Van Gaal prior to the sacking of Moyes, while Woodward will supposedly met with him again this week before the Netherlands begin a pre-World Cup training camp.

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