Manchester United have denied that they met Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola about the possibility of him replacing current boss Louis van Gaal.


France Football says the meeting took place last week in Paris, but United insist the story is not true.

Guardiola, 45, will leave Bayern Munich this summer and he said he has several offers from English clubs.


Manchester City are favourites to recruit the Spaniard, but Chelsea and United have also been linked with him.

Bayern Munich held a training camp in Doha during the Bundesliga winter break and will resume their campaign in a league game at Hamburg on Friday.

Guardiola, whose contract at Bayern expires in the summer, has previously talked of his wish to “experience a new city and work in England”.

He added: “I have several offers from England but I haven’t signed anything yet.

“I have an opportunity to work in England. I’m at the right age and I feel it is the right move for me.

“That is the reason I have taken this decision.”

Guardiola’s comments increased the speculation about his possible destination and he recently apologised for putting managers under pressure with his announcement.

“It was not my intention to offend anybody,” he said. “Normally in my career as a trainer and as a player, I respect my colleagues a lot.”