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SHEFFIELD UNITED are up next for Manchester United as Premier League football returns this weekend.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side head into the Bramall Lane clash in fine form, having won five of their last six matches.
But that has not stopped United fans calling for Mauricio Pochettino to take over at Old Trafford, after the Argentine was sacked by Tottenham.
And the last guy in charge at the Theatre of Dreams? He is now in the hotseat at Spurs as Jose Mourinho puts pen-to-paper on a three-and-a-half year deal.
Follow ALL of the United news, updates and transfer gossip below…
EXCLUSIVE by Duncan Wright: JOSE MOURINHO is open to meeting Tottenham about becoming their new manager.
Former Manchester United boss Mourinho is one of the leading candidates to succeed Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked tonight just five months after leading the club to the Champions League final.
SunSport understands at this stage no formal contact has yet been made between Spurs and Mourinho.
But the 56-year-old would be willing to sit down with chairman Daniel Levy and discover if it is the next challenge he has been waiting for.
Mourinho has been out of work since leaving Manchester United 11 months ago – and has snubbed a series of offers waiting for the right opportunity he feels will keep him competing at the top of the game.
The Tottenham job is thought to be one such position that would seriously excite him, though Spurs may need to provide assurances Pochettino's departure would not lead to a break up of the squad in place.
It was revealed last month that Mourinho is keen to set history by becoming the first manager to lead three different clubs to the league title or major European trophies.
Both Spurs and Arsenal have the pedigree and potential to give him that opportunity, and it helps that he would not have to move away from London which has become his home over the past five years.
MANCHESTER UNITED fans are desperate for the club to land Mauricio Pochettino after he was SACKED by Tottenham.
The Argentinian, 47, was axed by Daniel Levy just six months after leading the club to the Champions League final.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enduring an up and down season at Old Trafford, United fans are desperate for Ed Woodward to move for the now available boss.
Fans also reckon they could steal a move for England skipper Harry Kane, who has flourished under the manager in the last five-and-a-half years.
Mark Goldbridge said: “Poch sacked! If he's free then he's got to be a serious contender for United if Ole slips up again?”
United Xtra wrote: “Poch took Spurs to a Champions League final on a shoestring budget. Whoever gets him next will be very lucky. Top manager!”
Aidan said: “If United don't sack Ole and get Poch rn, we will regret it for the next 10 years.”
While Eli said he was “praying” for the club to lose their next match.
“I'm praying seriously that we lose our game this weekend against Sheffield United,” he wrote, “So that Ole can be sacked immediately, then we can go in for Poch.”
SPURS have sensationally sacked Mauricio Pochettino.
And former Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho is odds-on to replace him!
Julian Nagelsmann, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and Eddie Howe are also all in the running.
EVERTON chiefs will be kicking themselves after failing to sign £85million rated wonderkid Erling Haaland for just £3.5m.
The Red Bull Salzburg striker has caught the eye of Manchester United, 19, after helping himself to 26 goals in 18 games this season.
And former Toffees scout Steve Walsh – the man who brought N'Golo Kante to Leicester for £5m – said Goodison chiefs snubbed his advice to sign Haaland.
He told told The Athletic : “While I was at Everton, I offered them Andrew Robertson and Harry Maguire deals, when they were at Hull, and it was worth £20 million for the pair. Everton wouldn’t take them.
“I had a deal done for Jonny Evans too before he came to Leicester, but again they wouldn’t take him.
“Erling Haaland, the striker with Salzburg, I had him and his dad at the club with a deal done for £3.5m. The club wouldn’t back me.”
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