Manchester United didn’t make a move for incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola despite his availability, Sky Sports reports.
City recently confirmed that they have reached an agreement with the former Barcelona manager to take over from Manuel Pellegrini this summer.
He will take the reins at the Premier League giants on June 30th after agreeing a three-year deal, with United believed to have failed in pursuit of the Spaniard.
However, following earlier links that Guardiola was on his way to the Etihad, United refused to enter a bidding war for his services, as they plan to stick with under-fire manager Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman’s job has been the subject of debate in recent months after a number of unconvincing displays from his squad as they find themselves fifth in the league table, five points away from fourth place side Tottenham Hotspur.
With Guardiola agreeing terms to join their city rivals, the Red Devils are now being linked with a possible move for former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho should Van Gaal leave in the summer.