David May criticises Man United over Pep Guardiola situation

David May says Manchester United should have gone all out to appoint Pep Guardiola as manager

David May says Manchester United should have fought harder to appoint Pep Guardiola as their next manager.

According to reports the British media, the Bayern Munich manager is likely to join United’s rivals Manchester City at the end of the season.

On Wednesday, the former Spain international admitted that it could be another two years before the treble-winning coach finds himself in the Premier League.

Louis van Gaal has been contending with increasing speculation surrounding his United job after a run of just two Premier League wins in eight top-flight outings.

Former United defender May criticised the 20-time English champions believes Guardiola would guarantee success at Old Trafford if he was to replace Van Gaal.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with 888Sport, May said: “If somebody of his calibre and style of play becomes available then for me Pep Guardiola shouldn’t even think of going to Man City.

“But it comes down to the board and what they want and what they can afford. Money though shouldn’t even come into it because you’ll get your money back with all the trophies.”

Van Gaal’s struggling side make the trip to bitter rivals Liverpool in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

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The Dutchman replaced Scot David Moyes at Old Trafford in May 2013 after the former Everton boss failed to guide United into the top four.

Read the full interview with David May at 888sport.com.

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