Manchester United are denying claims made today by Dutch Newspaper De Telegraaf that they have agreed a deal to make Louis van Gaal their new manager.

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van g man utDe Telegraaf reported this morning that a deal had been agreed last night for Louis van Gaal to take over at Manchester United when Netherlands participation in this summer’s World Cup ends.

They believe Van Gaal will sign a three-year-deal to replace the sacked David Moyes, and will be handed a €100 million transfer budget to take United back to their best next season. The usually correct Dutch publication also report that Patrick Kluivert could be brought in as one of Louis van Gaal’s assistants, as he is in the national team.

However Manchester United have denied these claims, telling Sky Sports that they have not agreed a deal with a new manager, and will make an announcement when they have done.

The fact that De Telegraaf are certain that Louis van Gaal will be Manchester United boss next season means there is more to the story than the club are willing to say at the moment. It seems only a matter of time before the deal is confirmed by both parties.

Fans of Netherlands national team will hope that Van Gaal can fully concentrate on guiding the country through the World Cup group stages, and not be distracted by goings on at Old Trafford.

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