MANCHESTER UNITED remain on the lookout for a permanent manager in the summer when Ralf Rangnick’s interim spell comes to an end.
The German, 63, succeeded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, where he has guided the Red Devils into the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Though United have been knocked out of the FA Cup against Championship opposition in Middlesbrough, while they are in danger of missing out on the top four.
Despite sitting in fifth spot and a point behind fourth-placed West Ham with a game in hand, Arsenal and Tottenham both have two games over United.
It is understood that United are stepping up their search of a new manager now new chief executive Richard Arnold is in place.
SunSport exclusively revealed last month how Rangnick still has a chance of becoming the full-time boss after impressing club chiefs.
Though it is believed that the United players are keen for Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino to take the reins in the summer.
Meanwhile Erik ten Hag is also on United’s radar as he continues to impress in the dugout at Ajax.
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And with Derby boss Wayne Rooney revealing he would love to return to Old Trafford and manage his former side, United have plenty of choices to choose from.
Here SunSport compares the four managers and how they have fared since Rangnick’s appointment at the Theatre of Dreams.
The ex-RB Leipzig gaffer has overseen 12 games in all competitions, losing just once in normal time.
That defeat came against Wolves at home where the Midlands outfit outclassed United.
Rangnick boasts a 50 per cent win ratio, with five of the matches ending as a draw (including the defeat to Boro which went to penalties).
PSG are unbeaten since Rangnick’s appointment – winning seven of their 11 fixtures.
They currently sit top of Ligue 1 by 13 points having lost just one top-flight game all season.
A Champions League Round of 16 clash against Real Madrid awaits as Pochettino looks to be the first Les Parisiens manager to guide them to European glory.
ERIK TEN HAG
Ajax are on course to win back-to-back Eredivisie titles as they are five points clear of PSV at the top of the table.
In 21 league games this term, the Dutch giants have scored an incredible 64 goals while conceding just FIVE times.
And with a Champions League tie against Benfica on the horizon, you wouldn’t put it past the Amsterdam outfit of reaching the latter stages once again.
Rooney has earned rave reviews at Pride Park where he has given the Rams a fighting chance of avoiding relegation into League One.
Despite sitting in 23rd place with the club docked a total of 21 points this season, the Rams have won five out of their last 11 matches.
Such is Rooney’s desire to keep Derby in the Championship, he rejected the chance to interview for the Everton job last month.
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