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Maradona wants to head Man United

Maradona wants to head Man United

'I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

United will look to sign a few young, hungry up-and-coming British players and a couple more experienced heads.

"Manchester United used to be my favourite English team for so long", he said.

Nevertheless, Maradona has gone on to have a career as a manager and is now the head coach at Mexican club Dorados de Sinaloa.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to have been tracking Maddison in recent months as he bids to add youth to his side, however, the Norwegian is now facing serious competition from a trio of their top-six rivals.

Real Madrid have massively shown interest in Manchester United Paul Pogba, as they seek midfield reinforcements amid squad overhaul this summer.

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has contacted Old Trafford chiefs to discover the World Cup winner's availability. "What noise, like La Bombonera".

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In his post-match chat following Dorados' defeat to Juarez past year, he took an age to respond to a question.

"I know he's had his detractors and you know sometimes it comes across a little bit of a different way because he does sometimes have a blase attitude towards things and I think a lot of people, especially people from Manchester sometimes see that a little bit of a different way".

And when I say an age, this might be the biggest pause in an interview ever.

Maradona started his managerial reign with relative success and after recording a comfortable 2-0 win against Leones Negros at the start of the season.

But, Real Madrid are struggling to acquire the services of the World Cup winning player, with club officials deeming the former Juventus star's current demands "unacceptable".

He also gave the middle finger to fans during the tie.

But the World Cup victor - and oft-cited best-ever player - reckons he has the answers United are lacking. No, me neither but it would be guaranteed entertainment.