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Manchester United linked with Laurent Blanc as managerial replacement.

Manchester United linked with Laurent Blanc as managerial replacement.

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In the Mirror, Manchester United have been linked with Laurent Blanc, talking to him about taking over in the summer from Louis van Gaal. Blanc has done absolutely nothing to suggest he is a manager worth appointing to a serious job. At PSG he has a hugely easy time, and they've yet to achieve anything more than the bare minimum you'd expect in Europe, given the players they have.

In the Telegraph's transfer round-up, Ricardo Rodriguez of Wolfsburg is linked with United for a £30 million transfer. It's hard to see why they'd spend so much unless they plan on shifting Luke Shaw soon, or if they think Rodriguez can play elsewhere on the pitch.

The Daily Mail has a story that Van Gaal has become less of a ****head in a change to improve the mood at the club. The mood of the team has improved, but remember that could be because the recent Sun story, that they think there will be a new manager soon enough, might have helped matters.

And inevitably, there's a story on ESPNFC where Van Gaal complains the mood is too good. This is promising.

The Manchester Evening News says United will probably be sticking with 3-1-4-1-1. Alright, Rinus Michels.