4am Man Utd news: Southgate on Old Trafford shortlist, Coutinho linked with the Reds and Levy won’t let Poch go

GARETH SOUTHGATE could be on the shortlist for the Manchester United managerial job and ex-Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho could make a shock Old Trafford switch.

Read the latest transfer news, views and gossip from Old Trafford.

Garry Southgate has been added to Manchester United’s shortlist amid fears Mauricio Pochettino wil stay at Tottenham
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GOING SOUTH

ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate has been shortlisted by Manchester United for the Old Trafford job, according to reports.

The Red Devils have a back-up list of candidates and fear first-choice Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Tottenham.

NOU START

MANCHESTER UNITED have opened talks to offer Philippe Coutinho an escape route from Barcelona, according to reports.

The Brazilian midfielder has failed to live up to expectations at the Nou Camp since his £145 million switch from Liverpool last year.

LEVY: REMAIN

DANIEL LEVY will not let Mauricio Pochettino move to Manchester United — even for £50million.

The Tottenham chairman has made it clear to his board he plans to reject any Old Trafford approach at the end of the season.

OL BE OFF

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER will join a Premier League rival if Manchester United cut him loose, according to Dimitar Berbatov.

The ex-United forward, 37, believes the Norwegian deserves the job on a permanent basis after his impressive start at Old Trafford.

‘IT WAS INCREDIBLE’

MAURICIO POCHETTINO rolled out a wonderful anecdote about sneaking into the posh seats at the Nou Camp to cheer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final.

Then he spoke of his intense admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson — an “inspiration” and “footballing encyclopedia” — and referred to Paul Pogba as a “special” player.

MAIN MAN

NO one should underestimate the steely determination of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Dwight Yorke saw it as a team-mate in Manchester United’s Treble-winning campaign of 1999 and now he can see it in him as the club’s interim manager.

GUNNAR HAVE A GOOD TIME

MANCHESTER UNITED stars were treated to an uplifting Christmas message from interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who told them to enjoy themselves playing for the best club in the world.

The Norwegian was brought in to replace Jose Mourinho and his first task was to lift the spirits of a group feeling deflated under the Portuguese.

 

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