Man United approach former World Cup winning defender as LVG successor

Manchester United have approached Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc about the possibility over taking over from Louis van Gaal, according to the Daily Mirror.

Question marks remain over the Dutchman’s suitability at the Old Trafford helm, despite the recent win over Swansea City ending a run of eight games without a victory.

Both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have been talked about as potential candidates to land the post should it come up for grabs, though a surprise name has now emerged.

Blanc played for the Red Devils between 2001 and 2003, winning the Premier League title while under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson.

He has a wealth of experience in top level management, having guided the French national side to the quarter finals of Euro 2012 during his two-year stint in charge of Les Blues.

Since taking over from Carlo Ancelotti in the French capital in 2013, he has won back to back league titles with the Parisians.

Reports suggest the World Cup winning defender remains on the shortlist of candidates to replace van Gaal, should he be shown the door.