United morning news: Ex-star likens van Gaal to Fergie; Reds’ loanee’s fighting-talk

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Manchester United have suffered a blow if they really are keen to move for Carlo Ancelotti rather than Louis van Gaal to replace David Moyes.

Real Madrid’s qualification for the Champions League final means the former Chelsea boss is on the verge of making history with the La Liga side, leaving the likelihood of a summer departure almost impossible.

The Manchester Evening News has published an interesting graphic for those fans questioning what that they want from a new United boss, and you can see it here.

In other news, the same newspaper published quotes from former United player Arnold Muhren in support of van Gaal.

“For me, Louis van Gaal is the complete coach,” Muhren said.

“I see a lot of Sir Alex (Ferguson) in van Gaal. He is strong in his decision-making, he has lots of experience and knows exactly what he wants.

“His attacking style of football is just what United want.”

Many agree, but for now the identity of the club’s new permanent manager remains a mystery.

And finally, Fabio Borini has told the Northern Echo that United can expect a tough match when they face Sunderland this weekend.

“We went to City and Chelsea with the mentality to play our game,” the Liverpool loanee said. “We didn’t go there to defend. We were positive and we’ve got to do the same against Man United.”

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