Manchester United have lined up Julian Nagelsmann as a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the Daily Mail.

The highly-rated young manager is top of the Red Devils’ wish list, with the club already monitoring the progress of the 32-year-old.

Nagelsmann is currently in his second job as head coach, with the United target starting his career as Hoffenheim manager aged just 28.

His early introduction to coaching came following a career-ending injury eight years previous, and saw him take his first club from a relegation battle to the Champions League as he secured back-to-back top four Bundesliga finishes.

Nagelsmann was appointed head coach of RB Leipzig in June, and has already enjoyed a successful start to the current campaign.

The 32-year-old’s side are sat fifth in the table, however they are just two points off the league leaders at an early stage in the season.

United are said to be looking for a successor to Solksjaer following recent form, as the club have endured their worst start to a league campaign in 30 years.

It is thought that any movements in the coaching department are planned for a later date, however if things get much worse at Old Trafford the process could speed up.

With United sat 12th in the Premier League table, Solksjaer could be fearing for his job if results don’t change, and Nagelsmann would be the ideal replacement for the club.

The Red Devils have won just two of their opening eight fixtures in the league, as they are already sat 15 points off the top of the table.

It would be a worry for United if they were to make managerial changes once again, and Solksjaer will feel he should be afforded more time to turn the tide at Old Trafford.

With the club in a huge transitional period, still reeling from the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, if they continue to chop and change their head coach it could prolong their wait for a return to the top.

United may feel that Nagelsmann is the person to speed up that process though, and only time will tell if he is to become the latest manager in the hot seat at Old Trafford.


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