Luke Shaw 'very close' to agreeing new Manchester United contract

Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

However, Italian outlet Calciomercato claims that Manchester United are keeping their options open, adding that Juventus' Allegri is their first choice replacement if Mourinho was to be shown the exit door.

Manchester United have "already made contract" with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri as the club starts to consider potential replacements for José Mourinho, according to reports.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blames Paul Pogba's entourage for the pair's broken relationship at Old Trafford. The report adds that the Italian has been in contact with the Red Devils and has "responded positively" to the approach.

Manchester United made a similar move for Alexis Sanchez last season, offering Henrikh Mkhitaryan in exchange for the Chile global, who was set to leave on a free at the end of the campaign.

He becomes the latest coach linked with the Premier League giants, along with Zinedine Zidane, Antonio Conte, etc.

'I was at the game last Saturday and although they beat Newcastle 3-2, it's possibly the worst I've seen Manchester United play in one half of football for a long time.

Additionally, the Red Devils have also promised to him a transfer budget of 200 million euros.

United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to have given the 51-year-old his backing, as the pressure continues to mount on Mourinho.

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