Man Utd reportedly already contacted Pep Guardiola over the possibility to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson when the Scot steps down in the end of next season.
The Daily Mirror claim United have asked the 41-year-old to keep them up-to-date on his future plans after the Spaniard elected to take a year sabbatical following his exhaustion from the pressure of managing Barcelona.
United are not the only side interested in Guardiola however, as Chelsea also put the Spaniard top of their list despite Roberto Di Matteo presented them two trophies this season.
David Gill knows Ferguson’s reign is drawing to close as the glorious Scot is closing to 71 years old this year and the challenge to emulate to most successful manager in the British game should appeal to Guardiola.
It is also understood that Guardiola’s principal of using academy products goes well with the Ferguson’s and Red Devils’ club policy and the long-term managerial stability attract Pep unlike the trigger happy Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.