United morning news: Club DENY van Gaal deal; £30m target to wait for new boss

A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United

Reports earlier this morning claimed that Louis van Gaal had agreed to become the new manager of Manchester United next season.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims the Holland national coach has agreed terms to take the reins at Old Trafford and will be given a mega-money transfer kitty to turn the club around.

However, Goal has now published quotes from a United spokesman dismissing those claims.

“There is nothing to report,” they are quoted as saying. “We have not signed a new manager. When we have something to announce, we will announce it.”

So it appears the saga still has some way to run.

For now, Ryan Giggs is in temporary charge at United, and in quotes published by the Manchester Evening News the Welshman has revealed what he wants from his brief spell in the hot-seat.

“It’s been a frustrating season and I want to end it on a high,” Giggs said. “I want the home fans to have something to shout about.”

In transfer news, the Daily Mail claims Southampton left-back Luke Shaw will not agree to a much-mooted move to United until he knows the identity of their next manager.

With a £30million move being reported in many media outlets in recent days, it appears the England international will wait for any decision to be made by United on their next boss before he settles on a choice of his own.

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