Manchester United round-up: Giggs to ultimately replace van Gaal; Kroos top summer target; Aubameyang deal edging closer

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United

According to a report from the Mirror, Jose Mourinho has accepted he will not become the next manager of Manchester United, with the club sticking to their original plan that will ultimately see Ryan Giggs succeed Louis van Gaal .

The Dutchman has come in for plenty of criticism this season but he appears to have turned things around thanks in no small part to United’s next generation.

Four successive wins mean United are in the last-16 of the Europa League, the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and are pushing hard for a top-four finish in the Premier League, and it is being reported that Mourinho’s history of overlooking young players has played a significant role in the club’s final decision.

In other news, the Daily Mail claims United are closing in on the summer signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon forward has been in blistering form for the German club this season and it is being reported that United could move for a player who may ultimately cost in the region of £70million.

And finally, the Daily Star Sunday claims United have made Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos their top target this summer.

The report claims United would be willing to pay £40million for the German World Cup winner two seasons after seeing him swap Bayern Munich for the Bernabeu.

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