Pochettino had been many United fans’ favourite and recently expressed his desire to return to management in the Premier League.
However, this report states that Allegri, who has been out of work since leaving Juventus at the end of last season, is in pole position.
Allegri won five Serie A titles and finished runner up in the Champions League twice in Turin and is clearly a manager of an elite pedigree.
But questions would have to be posed if he is the ideal candidate to rebuild a United squad that is not anywhere near challenging at Europe’s highest level.
Meanwhile, as reported by the Telegraph, Pochettino is being considered as a potential replacement for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Regardless, Manchester Evening News have reported that United have no intention to sack Solskjaer in the near future.