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Sky Sports panelist criticises Manchester United managerial search

Manchester United should be looking at more options than just Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs claimed The Telegraph’s Matt Law on Sky Sports show The Sunday Supplement.

With speculation continuing to suggest that current boss Louis van Gaal is under threat, the Dutchman will be feeling the pressure as he prepares for clashes with Shrewsbury Town and Midtjylland in the FA Cup and Europa League respectively next week.

A loss in either game, the latter with United trailing 2-1 on aggregate, could be disastrous from the former Ajax coach’s future at Old Trafford, and rumours continue to spread about potential replacements in the coming months or even in the summer.

Law is disappointed though about the lack of names that the club are understood to be chasing, and believes that their search for a successor should be going further than just Mourinho and Giggs who appear to be the two frontrunners if a change is made.

“It surprises me slightly that it seems to be Mourinho or Giggs. Simeone has a release contract at Atletico Madrid, I think they had a look at him before Van Gaal. I can’t quite understand why he hasn’t come into the picture. Allegri at Juventus is doing a great job, I can’t quite understand why everything is concentrated so much on these two guys.

“For me, Manchester United used to be the club who could go out and look at all the top candidates and it says a lot that they didn’t even feel they could go for Guardiola because he was so far down the line for Man City. Traditionally, you’d have thought United would be right in there for Guardiola.”

Allegri has already rejected a move to Chelsea by insisting that he is happy with Juve, as he looks to guide them to a fifth consecutive Serie A title this season as well as going one step further in the Champions League.

However, Simeone has been linked with an exit from Atleti this summer, with speculation suggesting that the club are making contingency plans with the knowledge that the Argentine could seek a fresh challenge ahead of next season.

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