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Manchester United news: Laurent Blanc reveals that Red Devils contacted him to replace David Moyes

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Laurent Blanc hasn't managed any team since he left PSG.
Laurent Blanc hasn't managed any team since he left PSG.

What's the news?

The former Paris St. Germain manager, Laurent Blanc reveals that he spoke to Manchester United about replacing David Moyes in 2014.

In case you didn't know...

One of the best French defenders of all time, Laurent Blanc started his managerial career with Bordeaux in 2007 and won Ligue 1 with the Les Girondins during the 2008-2009 season.

He was appointed as the manager of French national team prior to the FIFA World Cup 2010 and remained in charge of the Les Bleus for two years.

Blanc was hired by Paris St. Germain in 2013 and he enjoyed three wonderful years at Le Parc des Princes winning a number of trophies, including three consecutive Ligue 1 titles.

He stepped down as the manager of the Les Parisiens in 2016 and did not manage any team since then.

The heart of the matter

Speaking to The Times, Laurent Blanc reveals that Manchester United contacted him to replace David Moyes in 2014.

He said, "I had a call from a director, I'd prefer not to say who, and some discussion, but I was in Paris so it was very difficult for me to leave. We kept in touch but they went with Van Gaal in the end."

The Frenchman also showed his desire to manage the Premier League team in the future.

"Managing in England is a big ambition. I have big experience at Paris."


"It's difficult for me to go to another club in France. I want a different challenge in England, Spain or Italy. I played in those countries, I know them, so I keep going to games and I see what calls come in."

What's next?

Manchester United are currently unbeaten under their interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will be looking forward to maintaining that record when they play PSG at Old Trafford in the Champions League on February 12.