Madrid Press: Carlo Ancelotti linked with Man Utd job

Madrid Press: Carlo Ancelotti linked with Man Utd job


A huge game takes place tonight at the Santiago Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final.

Marca and AS once again have plenty of per-match build up, focusing on the possible team selection by Ancelotti given there are some serious fitness issues. It looks like Ronaldo will play, although in his press conference on Tuesday, the Italian boss said if there was any doubt, the Portugal international won’t be risked.

Gareth Bale meanwhile is looked less likely to make it in time. The Wales international has been suffering with flu this week and although he has returned to training, it looks unlikely he’ll make the starting 11. In their final training session before the match, Ancelotti used a front three of Ronaldo, Benzema and Isco – given a clear indication of who will start.

Meanhwile, both Marca and AS have picked up on reports in the UK press that Ancelotti is wanted by Manchester United to replace David Moyes. The former Everton boss was sacked as manager at Old Trafford on Tuesday morning only 10 months into a six-year deal. He had been chosen by Sir Alex Ferguson to be his successor, but the Red Devils have had a poor campaign and will not be playing Champions League football next season.

According to the Telegraph, United are eying a move for Ancelotti, who already has experience of managing in the Premier League. In his two years at Chelsea, he helped the team to the league title and FA Cup success.