English giants, Manchester United has officially denied reports which stated that they held talks with Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola over the possibility of replacing current boss Louis Van Gaal.
French broadcast journalist, Thierry Marchand, who made the astounding claims on television show L’Equipe du Soir, said that the Old Trafford club have not yet given up hopes of stealing the Bayern Munich boss from under the noses of cross-town rivals Manchester City.
The meeting was claimed to have taken place last week in Paris, but United insist the story is not true.
The 45-year old will leave Bayern Munich this summer and both Manchester clubs and Chelsea have been linked with him.
The Spaniard, has previously talked of his wish to “experience a new city and work in England”.
The comments increased the speculation about his possible destination.
United legend Gordon McQueen spoke last week of his desire to see Guardiola move to Old Trafford, and says the Red Devils should pursue the former Barcelona boss even if it costs them £20million per season.
“For me, Guardiola has proved himself the best in the business, McQueen said.
“If he wants £20m a year, give it him. The money shouldn’t be an issue.
“If Ed Woodward doesn’t try to persuade him to make United great again, then he isn’t doing his job properly.
“That’s the manager the majority of fans would want and I still believe United have the history, tradition and global presence to be attractive to Guardiola.
“If City got Guardiola, I’m certain it would seriously damage morale at United. City are already ahead of United in terms of their squad and Guardiola would only make them better.”
MirrorSport exclusively revealed earlier this week that Louis Van Gaal could walk away from the United job at the end of the campaign, a year before the end of his contract, with family members keen for him to step down amid increasing pressure.