The Dutchman is being heavily backed to take the reins at Old Trafford and could sign with the club this week according to reports.
That scenario could see Portuguese winger Nani stay put in Manchester despite agreeing to move to the Italian giants this summer.
Nani has reportedly agreed a £10million move to Turin but that agreement may be placed on hold as current Holland boss van Gaal has him in his plans, The Mirror suggests.
The former Sporting Lisbon ace, who signed a new deal last summer, has been restricted to just 11 Premier League appearances this season mainly because of groin and hamstring injuries.
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