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Manchester United still have no plans to pursue Pep Guardiola

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Manchester United still retain that they will not move for Pep Guardiola despite his recent admission that he is looking to manage in the Premier League next season, according to the Mirror.

It was already widely known that the Bayern Munich manager would look to move to an English club when he leaves Bayern Munich, but he took it upon himself to confirm his intentions on Tuesday afternoon.

“The reason I have not extended my contract is simple. I want to manage in the Premier League,” said Pep. “I want to experience the atmosphere in England. I am 44 and it is the right time to go there. I need a new challenge."

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While he has been hotly tipped to take over at Manchester City, there is nothing agreed and Arsenal, Chelsea, as well as United still have a chance of bagging the world's most sought-after football manager.

Chelsea, according to the Sun, have already made Guardiola an offer and been turned down while Arsenal are unlikely to force Arsene Wenger out of a position he has held for almost two decades.

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Game over

That leaves the two Manchester clubs battling it out, but despite the growing uncertainty surrounding Louis van Gaal's future, it appears Old Trafford executives are unmoved by the thought of Guardiola.

The reason? They believe that any time spent attempting to sign Guardiola will be wasted because a deal with City is as good as agreed.

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Not only that, but any contact between the club and Guardiola's camp is likely to be leaked, which would only damage their relationship with their current manager.

That leaves Manchester City unimpeded in their attempts to install Guardiola even though Manuel Pellegrini could still theoretically deliver a quadruple this season.

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