Kanchelskis' nomination to replace Moyes at United - not van Gaal

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Old Trafford legend makes his suggestion over whom should replace David Moyes at Manchester United.

The sight of Andrei Kanchelskis escaping the lunging boots of a challenging defender before embarking on a dazzling run and supplying either a: a goal-scoring chance, b: a direct assist or c: a goal himself, was a staple of 1990's Premier League football.

So much so that it became part of everyday playground lexicon… "a Kanchelskis run" was akin to "the Makelele role" a decade later.

The Russian attacker, now 45, still has affection for United even though they are one of 11 professional sides he ended up representing.

Speaking to the Express, Kanchelskis has been following the managerial situation currently engulfing Stretford and believes there is only one man who can recapture the club's glory days - Borussia Dortmund's leader Jurgen Klopp - and implies this is one candidate who cannot escape the lunging grasp of United's headhunters who have reportedly identified the German on their shortlist of options.

He said: "I really like [him]. I think his style would really suit Manchester United."

It is no secret that there are many established first-team players who will exit the club in the summer. Nemanja Vidic is already a confirmed departure, yet Kanchelskis suggested that Rio Ferdinand and Rafael da Silva join him.

"I do not understand why Rio Ferdinand and Rafael are still in the side. They are not up to the standard of Manchester United."

He continued: "Not all the players are ready to play for United, especially in defence and midfield. They need to get rid of a few players across the pitch."

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