Man United watching over club legend in Spain as potential LVG replacement

Manchester United will cast a watchful eye over proceedings in Valencia as former Red Devils legend Gary Neville prepares to take control, according to the Daily Mirror.

The La Liga giants shocked the footballing world by appointing the ex-Old Trafford skipper as their interim manager until the end of the season earlier this week.

Now, it is thought that those behind the scenes at the Theatre of Dreams are set to monitor his progress during his first management role, to decide whether he is fit to one day takeover the club.

Current boss Louis van Gaal has come under fire in recent weeks due to the perceived lack of entertainment in the team, as the Dutchman tends to prefer a methodical approach.

With his contract set to expire in 2017, it is understood that movers and shakers at the club will run the rule over the England coach as he makes his first step into full time management.

Neville won eight league titles and two Champions League’s under Sir Alex Ferguson while plying his trade at Old Trafford, eventually being appointed captain.