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United keeping tabs on Tuchel

Manchester United have identified Thomas Tuchel as a potential replacement for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian, who was appointed as United’s interim manager in December following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, was only given three year contract at Old Trafford six months ago, but already there are some signs of discontent amongst the Old Trafford hierarchy. After an excellent start under Solskjaer, results tailed off last season, and they could only finish sixth.

This campaign has also been mixed so far, starting well with an opening weekend defeat of Chelsea, but failing to match that subsequently, with results including a stunning home defeat to Crystal Palace, and a limp loss away to West Ham on the weekend.

United have apparently informed Tuchel, the current manager of PSG, of their interest, but could face competition for his services from Barcelona, whose own boss, Ernesto Valverde, is under pressure after a poor start to the La Liga season, including s shock 2 – 0 defeat at Granada on Saturday night.

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