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Luis Enrique jumps from outsider to real contender for Manchester United job

Luis Enrique is amazingly still in contention to become the next Manchester United manager.

You would think with there being a World Cup later this year, which will involve Spain, that we would know by now if Enrique was willing to part ways with international football to return to the club scene.

Enrique was successful during his time at Barcelona, winning two La Liga titles and a Champions League, but I guess he could be convinced if he doesn’t think Spain stand a chance at going all the way in Qatar.

“Do not dismiss the chances of Spain boss Luis Enrique becoming the next manager of Manchester United,” writes Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail.

Apparently, insiders say the 51-year-old has many admirers at Old Trafford, partly because United wouldn’t need to pay top dollar to take him away from the national team.

The report goes on to dismiss claims that Enrique is just an outsider, behind Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino, but he is seen as a real contender.

This would spell danger for David de Gea, who was omitted from the recent Spain squad.

This only further backs up the belief that United still don’t know what direction they want to take – after interviewing Ten Hag on Monday.

You would think they’d have a clear frontrunner by now.

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