Manchester United board want new manager to build team around FOUR players

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Manchester United view Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial as central to their future plans (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United want their next manager to build the team around an exciting front four of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba.

The Red Devils will conduct a wide and varied search for their next permanent boss after appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis to replace Jose Mourinho.

While Uniteds league position was the main reason for getting rid of Mourinho, the clubs board were wary that many players – such as David De Gea and Martial – were reluctant to commit their futures to the club with the Portuguese at the helm.

United have identified Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their ideal candidate to take charge at Old Trafford but regardless of who the next man is, the club want the team to be built on an attacking identity.

Lingard and Rashford are seen as the clubs future (Picture: Getty)

Uniteds board are unwilling to sell Pogba and want the Frenchman to be the face of the club for the foreseeable future, according to the Telegraph.

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Martial has 18 months to run on his United deal after the club triggered a 12-month extension clause in his contract and Mourinhos departure has increased the likelyhood of him signing a new deal.

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United ended their Boxing Day win against Bournemouth with Pogba, Rashford, Lingard and Angel Gomes in attack.

The quartet emerged from Uniteds academy and the club have included an academy product in every single matchday squad since 1937.

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