Two days after parting ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United managed a 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League and the latest win also ensured their progress to the next round of the competition.
Michael Carrick is in charge of the upcoming fixtures until the Red Devils appoint an interim or a permanent manager.
Various reports, especially in the English press, have repeatedly stressed Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to become Solskjaer’s successor at Old Trafford.
That’s seen multiple rumours emerge.
La Razón now claim the manager already has targets. They say the current Paris Saint-Germain manager ‘asks’ the Premier League side to sign Atlético Madrid’s Kieran Trippier and Sevilla’s Jules Koundé.
The 49-year-old already managed the right-back at Tottenham Hotspur. The England international was keen on joining Manchester United in the last window and he is believed to be on their agenda for the future.
It’s claimed ‘specifically, Pochettino wants to bring Trippier to Manchester United’. The defender will have a year left on his contract at the end of this season and he could be ‘more affordable’ then.
On the other hand, the Frenchman ‘will not be affordable’ for the Manchester club. Although Sevilla are willing to negotiate the centre-back’s sale for less than his release clause, they will still ‘demand at least €70m’ for their star.
This report comes less than 24 hours after Pochettino publicly admitted he is happy in Paris, but didn’t completely dismiss the recent rumours linking him to Manchester United.
Thus, it seems a bit early for La Razón’s claims that the former Spurs manager has asked the Premier League side to sign both Trippier and Koundé.