Laurent Blanc: I spoke to Manchester United about becoming boss in 2014

Louis van Gaal Jose Mourinho

Louis van Gaal Jose Mourinho

They are expected to make a permanent appointment in the summer.

Moyes lasted a matter of months in that role, with United enduring a humbling fall from grace under his guidance.

Speaking to The Times, Blanc revealed: "I had a call from a director, I'd prefer not to say who, and some discussion".

'But I was in Paris so it was very hard for me to leave. We kept in touch but they went with Van Gaal in the end.' now out of management, Blanc has ambitions to return to the game and make a a name for himself in England.

He further went on to reveal that managing in England was his ambition after finishing his stint at Paris.

He added: "Managing in England is a big ambition".

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He added: "It's more hard if you go to a foreign country". But I know the job.

"I think we should have given him more time, accepted that results weren't going to be the way we hoped they would be and that playing would be a little bit different". I think that really would have helped him [keeping Mike Phelan], had he had someone with that kind of experience. The injury to Neymar worries me because Neymar is a world class player and PSG are less good without Neymar.

"There are no favourites". Things have re-balanced since the draw.

Solskjaer has yet to taste defeat since taking over from Jose Mourinho before Christmas and the change in mood is clear for all to see on the pitch, with the club's creative players enjoying the freedom encouraged by their new boss.

United legend Schmeichel has questioned some of the calls which have been made in Manchester, with it his opinion that persevering with Moyes would have delivered greater stability.

But Schmeichel believes one old boss they could regret sacking is Moyes, even though he lead the team to 7th place a year after they had won the league title.

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