Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward still hasn't given up on luring revered Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola to Old Trafford.
This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who also claim that Woodward still holds hope that current manager Louis van Gaal will remain in the dugout for the time being.
The subject of Van Gaal's future has been long debated after a disappointing period - the Red Devils were beaten at the hands of Southampton in their last fixture - but it appears that the club's executive vice-chairman is still prepared to stand by his manager.
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However, when the Dutchman eventually departs Manchester, it appears that Guardiola could still replace him at the helm.
Despite numerous reports claiming that Guardiola is set to join Manchester City at the end of the season, there could yet be a late twist in the saga.
Guardiola, of course, has made it clear that he wants to arrive in the Premier League when his stint at Bayern comes to an end at the end of the campaign.
The former Barcelona boss is recognised as one of the best managers in the game, so the interest in him is not entirely surprising.
But United fans certainly won't be getting their hopes up that Guardiola really will replace Van Gaal. It's surely more likely that Jose Mourinho or Ryan Giggs - the current favourites for the job - will replace United's struggling manager.
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