Of all the managers Manchester United could appoint in the summer - ifffff they get rid of Louis van Gaal - former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers probably doesn’t rank high in the standings. To dispell any myths anyway, if there were any remaining, the Northern Irishman has ruled himself out of the running, stating that when you take the Liverpool job you know the United role is effectively done for. Ed Woodward has eight coaches on a shortlist of potential next managers - Rodgers isn’t on that list, but the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Ryan Giggs are. Now, Van Gaal has blocked a loan approach from Leicester for youngster Andreas Pereira, despite the midfielder wanting more first-team football. The 20-year-old is in line to start in the FA Cup against Derby tomorrow, but his future remains uncertain at the moment.