Bad news for Man United over Ed Woodward key target

Tough negotiator and Tottenham chief Daniel Levy will reject any offers–even for £50m– coming from United when summer arrives later this year to make Mauricio Pochettino their manager.

United sacked Jose Mourinho last month after strings of issues that had threatened the club’s position in the Premier League and appeared to have caused a bit of a ripple and ruffles in United’s board and management.

Tottenham’s boss Mauricio Pochettino had been lined up as the best replacement for Jose Mourinho after he was first identified by former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Feggie was said to have suggested Pochettino before the club hastily picked Jose Mourinho after his busts with Chelsea which kicked him out of the job.

The Portuguese deserved to be lauded with some accolades after leading the Mancunians to an Europa Cup victory. However, he did spurn his chances to take the side to a greater level when he fell out with some key players in his team.

With Mourinho out, and caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now in the job, United are still determined to find the right manager and Pochettino is still on the cards.

However, Daniel Levy is prepared to play hardball in the negotiations. And has admitted that even if United were to sweeten the kitty to lure Poch out, he would block the move.

It is understood Levy is a huge admirer of Pochettino and highly values the Argentinian.