London: Manchester United have dismissed press reports in the Netherlands that the club had agreed a three-year deal with Louis van Gaal for him to replace the sacked David Moyes as coach.
Louis van Gaal
Popular broadsheet De Telegraaf said Saturday that "the national coach (Van Gaal) late last (Friday) night reached a deal with the top British club," to take over as manager after the World Cup.
"The man who's the absolute number one to replace axed coach David Moyes will immediately take up the job when the Dutch Eleven is knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil," the paper added.
But United, who have put veteran player Ryan Giggs in charge until the end of the season, quickly denied the reports. "There is nothing to report. We have not signed a new manager.
When we have something to report, we will announce it," a club spokesman said.