Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is being considered as Louis van Gaal’s replacement at Old Trafford.
Patience is wearing thin for the Dutch manager as the Red Devils were, yet again, uninspiring as they scraped through their FA Cup tie at home to Sheffield United.
The half-time scoreline of 0-0 meant that United have failed to score in the first 45 minutes in their previous 10 matches at Old Trafford. There were also sarcastic cheers from the crowd whenever there was an attempt on goal - something that was few and far between.
The 64-year-old has spent £250 million during his reign as manager and he faces a battle to achieve a top four finish this season.
Van Gaal’s current deal expires in 2017 but he has already seen his United side dumped out of a relatively easy Champions League group this campaign whilst they also lost to Middlesborough in the Capital One Cup.
The Mirror believe that Pochettino is being considered by the United chiefs as they attempt to salvage something from a disappointing season.
Pochettino’s Tottenham have been receiving many plaudits this season with many believing they can genuinely challenge for the title.
The Lilywhites sit just six points behind league leaders Arsenal and boast the youngest squad with an average age of just 24.7 years-old.
The Argentine manager, who joined Spurs in May 2014, has built a young, attacking side which Manchester United fans would no doubt welcome with open arms given their recent negative performances.