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Carlo Ancelotti wants to manage Manchester United as Louis van Gaal struggles

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Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that he would like to manage Manchester United should Louis van Gaal be sacked.

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Carlo Ancelotti is happy to manage United, if the job is offered to him. Should Louis van Gaal get the boot - and let's not rule anything out should Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages - then there's a chance United might take action and bin Van Gaal. You can read about Ancelotti's quotes in the Guardian.

Ahead of the match, Anthony Martial has received a vote of confidence from Van Gaal, who believes he can score the goals against Wolfsburg tonight. It's not like Van Gaal not to pointlessly criticise his players in public, so let's see if he's learning, or if it's a one-off. That's in the Telegraph.

Things are so grim on the injury front that United are missing Wayne Rooney, Morgan Schneiderlin and plenty others, but the worst part may be that Nick Powell has been taken to Germany. That's how stretched resources are, and you can read about it in the Manchester Evening News.

In the Mirror, their transfer round-up links United with a move for Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian winger Lucas Moura, who isn't getting quite as much first team action as he might like. He almost joined United under Alex Ferguson but - stop me if you've heard this one before - United weren't prepared to pay the required fee.

Lastly, on ESPNFC, Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged by the FA for his elbow on Winston Reid, and can expect a three-match ban. Well done!