United want former Stamford Bridge chief to replace Moyes.
Carlo Ancelotti tops a three man shortlist to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager, according to the Telegraph.
The Real Madrid boss is joined by Louis van Gaal and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, after Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola ruled themselves out of the running after discreet enquiries from United.
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Van Gaal, who will step down as the Netherlands boss after this summer’s World Cup, was immediately installed as the favourite to succeed the sacked Scot but several United first teamers reportedly have concerns about the Dutchman’s autocratic style of management.
Star striker Robin van Persie is, however, one player who would welcome the 62-year-old to Old Trafford.
Ancelotti is the top choice but his availability will depend on how Real finish the season. Los Blancos are still in with a chance of winning both La Liga and the Champions League double, a feat which would surely see the Italian retained, but the former Chelsea head-coach could be given the boot if the Spanish giants finish the campaign trophyless.
Such an eventuality would likely mean a debut title for rising-star Simeone, whose Atletico side are also in with a shot of winning the European Cup.