Manchester Utd deny appointing van Gaal as new boss

Manchester United have distanced themselves from reports that Holland coach Louis van Gaal has agreed a three-year deal to become their new manager.

Holland coach Louis van Gaal has been heavily tipped as Manchester United's new manager
Holland coach Louis van Gaal has been heavily tipped as Manchester United's new manager Credit: VI Images/VI Images/Press Association Images

The Dutchman is the favourite to replace the sacked David Moyes at the end of the season, according to prominent Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, which said the 62-year-old agreed a deal on Friday.

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A spokesman for Manchester United said: "There is nothing to report. We have not signed a new manager. When we have something to report, we will announce it."

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