Manchester United ready to smash world record to secure much-needed raid on Premier League rivals

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Manchester United are reportedly ready to pay a world record fee for a manager by launching a £40million offer to prise Mauricio Pochettino away from Tottenham.

The Argentine has shone at Spurs, establishing himself as one of the game’s most impressive tacticians, working on a shoestring budget to turn the north London side into a hugely competitive outfit in both the Premier League and Champions League.

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One imagines Pochettino could easily make the step up at an elite side like Manchester United, though such is his fine work at Tottenham that one now has to wonder if it would be a bit of a step down.

While Pochettino would undoubtedly make more money personally and get more to spend in the transfer market at Old Trafford, he would be leaving behind a very talented squad at Spurs that currently looks more likely to be playing Champions League football next season than the Red Devils.

Still, the Telegraph claim MUFC are ready to go all out to bring the South American to Manchester in what would likely be a £40m move.

One imagines this would be a popular choice with United fans, who will be craving a better quality of football after some dire stuff served up under not only Jose Mourinho, but Louis van Gaal and David Moyes before him.

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