PSG lost 3-0 to AS Monaco on Sunday, and it’s not even the biggest football story for L’Equipe on Monday, suggesting blips in form at the Paris side aren’t considered so unusual these days.

Or perhaps the relegation to pages six and seven is just to underline the French newspaper’s disgust with some of the performances, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side being given an average rating of 3/10.

Sunday’s edition of L’Equipe had an article on the manager and his future, with Manchester United mentioned twice. The Premier League club have been repeatedly linked with Pochettino, and with Ralf Rangnick set to leave his interim position in just a few months, the time to start acting is now.

Erik ten Hag has also been strongly linked, yet there’s nothing concrete to suggest a deal with the Dutchman is close, even if it’s thought the Ajax manager would be keen on a move to Old Trafford.

L’Equipe say the Manchester United position is ‘freer than ever’, open for Pochettino.

They explain he’s suggested he wants to stay at PSG, but it’s unclear how much weight his words really carry, given the Argentine also made it clear things need to change at the club.

Following the defeat to Monaco, it becomes increasingly possible that the PSG decision will be taken out of Pochettino’s hands, and that it hasn’t already is partly put down to there being no complete agreement on a successor.

Manchester United will need to judge the situations ahead of them and move accordingly, because the last thing they want is to end the season and still be in the dark about their manager for the next campaign.