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Manchester United earmark Nagelsmann as a ‘future Old Trafford manager’

Manchester United have earmarked Red Bull Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann as a future manager of the club.

Nagelsmann has impressed during his short managerial career in Germany’s top flight, becoming the youngest manager in Bundesliga history when he was appointed by Hoffenheim at 28 in 2016.

Having taken over the struggling side, he steered Die Kraichgauer away from the relegation places before finishing in the Bundesliga’s top four in his first full season in charge.

Though his side were defeated by Liverpool at the Champions League play-off stage, he did lead them into the tournament’s group stage for the first time in their history with a third-placed league finish the following season.

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Nagelsmann’s achievements saw him attract interest from divisional rivals RB Leipzig, where he was appointed in June and has since made a decent start to his reign at the club.

Leipzig currently sit fifth in a tightly contested Bundesliga, though they are just two points behind early leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

Despite the current struggles at Old Trafford, Manchester United are not believed to be looking to replace manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at present, though according to the Daily Mail, research has already begun as they consider Nagelsmann as a future manager of the club.

The 32-year-old’s early promise has seen him earn the nickname ‘Baby Mourinho’, though any potential suitors are likely to have to wait for his services with Nagelsmann contracted to Leipzig until 2023.

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