Manchester United have stepped up talks with Pep Guardiola with doubts growing over Louis Van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford, says reports. The Spanish man looks certain to exit the German champions at the end of this season with the English Premier League is most likely destination.

Manchester City looks to be leading the race for the Spanish tactician due to United’s bid to allow Dutchman Louis Van Gaal see off the remainder of this 3 years contract.

But with the latest turn of events that led to the Red Devils being eliminated in the group stage of the Champions league after spending over £250 Million in signing new players since the Van Gaal took over the reign at Old Trafford and also the abysmal showing against newly promoted AFC Bournemouth at the weekend; the United Hierarchy are moving fast to remedy the club problem before it gets out of hand. Old Trafford faithful will not dare to bare another season away from the UEFA Champions League.

United attempted to bring Guardiola to Old Trafford in 2012 when Sir Alex Ferguson was planning on retiring, but the former Barcelona Coach later joined Bayern Munich when United settled for David Moyes.

It is now a direct battle between United and their noisy neighbours; Manchester City for the signature of Pep Guardiola, where the Bavarian coach heads to is yet to be known as the project ongoing at City will be enticing while a chance to coach one of the biggest footballing brand and one of the most successful teams in the world would be appealing to Pep Guardiola when his contract expires at Bayern Munich

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