‘I’m already there in Manchester’ — Manchester United managerial target says about becoming United boss

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Manchester United managerial target Rudi Garcia has remained coy over his future after holding talks with the United board over taking over on an interim basis.

The club is currently looking for a temporary replacement for the departed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The United board have also made contact with former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde.

The Spaniard is not the only manager in the picture as reports have revealed the club have also had discussions with Garcia before Michael Carrick took charge of the team for the 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The 57-year-old, who won the league and cup double with Lille in 2011, has been out of work since leaving Lyon at the end of last season.

When asked about his link with United, Garcia told Canal Plus: “I’m already there in Manchester [laughs].

“I’m here to comment on a very good game between Manchester City and PSG.

“In all seriousness, I don’t usually comment on rumours in my career. I won’t say anything about it.

“Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world. I neither confirm nor deny anything.”