Manchester United said to eye Dutch duo if they need to replace Moyes

According to press reports, Manchester United could hire Dutch duo Louis van Gaal and Frank de Boer should they decide to replace beleaguered manager David Moyes.

The Manchester United boss has come under increasing scrutiny this season, with the club outside the top four in the Premier League, and on the brink of a Champions League exit at the hands of Greek side Olympiakos.

And the Daily Mirror reports that Manchester United could hire Van Gaal and De Boer to replace the Scot should they decide that Moyes is not the man to turn around the club's fortunes.

Current Netherlands boss Van Gaal revealed that he will seek a new challenge after the World Cup this summer, and has previously hinted at an interest in moving to the Premier League.

De Boer, meanwhile, could reportedly be persuaded to move to Old Trafford were an agreement in place to eventually replace 62-year-old Van Gaal. The pair have enjoyed a healthy working relationship together at more than one club in the past, having been at both Barcelona and Ajax.

A further factor attracting Manchester United to the possibility of hiring the Dutch duo is said to be Van Gaal's healthy relationship with star striker Robin van Persie, who is believed to be unhappy under Moyes.

The Sunday Mirror also reports that ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has no interest in returning to his former role. The Scot is believed to have made his decision not to go back on his decision to retire last year, and at the same time has affirmed his utmost support for current boss Moyes.

Would it be wise for Manchester United to replace David Moyes with Van Gaal and De Boer ?

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