No new Manchester United boss this week as Van Gaal remains favourite

The manager seat remains vacant. Photo: PA

Manchester United are not planning to announce their new manager this week, Press Association Sport understands.

There had been considerable speculation that Holland coach Louis van Gaal would be confirmed as David Moyes' successor following Tuesday's game against Hull.

Now it appears that United will wait until after the conclusion of their season on Sunday before making an appointment.

Van Gaal, 62, had apparently indicated that he wanted his future sorted before his first World Cup training camp began on Wednesday.

But the Dutchman did not speak to media as he met up with his first group of players to begin preparations.

Van Gaal, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, is leaving his current role at the end of this summer's tournament in Brazil.

The matter is certain to be raised when he is scheduled to host a news conference for the national team next Tuesday when he will name his provisional squad for the tournament.

Senior United defender Rio Ferdinand admits the United squad have little idea when an appointment will be made.

Louis Van Gaal remains the favourite. Credit: PA

Veteran player Ryan Giggs has served as interim manager since Moyes left Old Trafford last month.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: "All the papers have been talking about Klopp, Simeone, Van Gaal, Giggsy getting it, Ancelotti, Mourinho - but we're like guys sitting in the pub discussing it.

"If you believe and listen to the reports going around it'll be someone with real credentials who has been at big clubs and won a lot of things.