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Louis van Gaal wants to quit Manchester United, Ed Woodward won't let him

Manchester United have again rejected Louis van Gaal's offer to resign despite being awful.

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In the Telegraph, there's a story which is everywhere else - Ed Woodward has turned down another offer from Louis van Gaal to resign. Woodward is being impossibly gutless over this, scared of losing power to Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson should another of his managers fail. Van Gaal would obviously want some kind of payoff, but the hold up is a fight for power in the United boardroom. If you ever want to defend Alex Ferguson again, remember he is at the heart of the introduction of the Glazers to the club, and he continues to meddle to maintain influence. Excellent at managing, terrible for Manchester United.

The Mirror's transfer round-up has a story that United could make a £20 million bid for Wolfsburg's lefrt-back Ricardo Rodriguez. His ability to play further up the pitch would make him a useful long-term addition to the squad, too.

The Manchester Evening News says that United have considered moving for Ever Banega, who currently plays for Sevilla. United need a midfielder, as they plan to do without Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini in the summer.

Ruben Neves and Bruno Martins Indi of Porto have both been scouted by United, says the Daily Mail. It all depends whether Jose Mourinho wants them, really. Who's their agent?

On ESPNFC, there's quotes from Juan Mata, who says he is as disappointed as the rest of us. Imagine Manchester United, with a proper central defender, a replacement left-back for the rest of the season, Bastian Schwieinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera in midfield. Saido Berahino or Islam Slimani in attack, with Anthony Martial and Juan Mata supporting him. Won't happen, obviously, but there is a side capable of winning this season's league title, if they wanted to. They obviously don't want to, or at least Woodward doesn't.