Outbound Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has openly shown his love for Manchester United as reported by The Sun.
In addition, the daily adds that despite the Barcelona legend being an inch to joining their core rivals Manchester City, he could change his mind and snub City for United.
Guardiola announced his departure from Bayern Munich late last year, stating that he’ll be leaving the Bundesliga giants at the end of the season, and has his mind firmly set on a Premier League move.
There are reports that, despite huge interest coming from Manchester City, Pep Guardiola admires Manchester United more than any other Premier League club.
Sources told The Sun: “His representatives have received formal calls from City and United. And they have said no to Chelsea, who also called, and turned down Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
“Right now, it is true City are very close and his most likely destination.”
“But he has never hidden his huge admiration for Manchester United and also the fact he would love to work there.”
“All the options are on the table and no definitive decision has been made.”
Pep Guardiola and his Bayern Munich team have dominated the Bundesliga throughout his reign and have averaged more possession this 2015/2016 campaign than any other Bundesliga side.
More recent reports coming from The Sun says that Ed Woodward the executive vice Chairman of Manchester United has an upper hand regarding Pep Guardiola’s move to either Etihad or Old Trafford.
The newspaper also report that the authorities at Old Trafford have three months to make the Spaniard come to Old Trafford if they are really interested in replacing Louis Van Gaal with the 44-year-Old
The daily said that should Manchester United who have earlier formally contacted Guardiola’s agent Josep Maria Orobitg, put more effort to acquire the services of the Spaniard, then they can hijack him from signing for their City rivals.
In the meantime, Louis Van Gaal and his United team ended their six match winless-run in the Premier League after a narrow 2-1 win against Swansea City over the weekend.
With Rooney and Anthony Martial on the score sheet, the Red devils created 14 chances during the game and made 25 defensive actions which is less than their season average of 37.
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