Manchester United appointed Ralf Rangnick as the interim manager until the end of the current season after having parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjær last November.

The Old Trafford club need to appoint a new permanent manager for the next season and they utilised the March international break to hold talks with potential candidates.

This includes Ajax boss Erik ten Hag and Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino.

The former appears to be the leading candidate at this moment in time, having led Ajax back to the top of their game in the Netherlands and Champions League, as well as continually redeveloping their squad with young talent from around the world.

A week ago, Algemeen Dagblad reported the first talks between the English club and the Eredivisie manager took place on March 21st.

The same outlet stated yesterday the 52-year-old’s potential move to Manchester United is not done yet because there are ‘more clubs interested in him’.

Sport1 sat down for an interview with Ten Hag, where he was specifically quizzed about his chances of ending up at Manchester United.

“Everyone knows each other in the industry. There are always talks with representatives from other clubs, that’s normal,” he told the German outlet.

“Manchester United is a great club with great fans. But I can only repeat myself: My full focus is completely on Ajax! We are already planning for the new season.

“I’ve sat down with Ajax after every season so far. That will also be the case this time. I can say that Ajax and Erik ten Hag are very happy with each other at the moment.”