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Manchester United had turned down the chance to appoint Graham Potter

Last season was a memorable one for most Manchester United fans, with the club finishing a disappointing sixth and missing out on the lucrative Champions League.

The season was full of turmoil, with the club breaking a number of unpopular records, including their worst goalscoring tally, most goals conceded and a goal difference of 0.

In total, three managers tried their luck with varying degrees of success. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to build on his momentum from last season but was sacked after a disastrous result.

Michael Carrick coached the team for a few games before Ralph Rangnick was named interim manager. His fate was equally dire, with multiple reports of the team splitting up.

Eric Ten Haag took over as manager in the summer and has won four straight league victories and appears to be getting the club back on track with an exciting brand of football.

Porter could have been Manchester United manager

but sports Reports now suggest that should the club pursue talks with current Chelsea boss Graham Porter, things could be very different.

The Red Devils were given two chances to appoint the England manager but they both rejected them, citing a lack of European ancestry.

“United were encouraged to consider Porter twice: once when Solskjaer was sacked and once when looking for a permanent replacement following the departure of Ralph Rangnick last season.

“However, United are refusing to have a meaningful conversation because Porter has no Champions League experience,” the report continued.

Porter, who impressed at Brighton and led them to their best ever Premier League finish last season, is looking to bolster his reputation now that he has earned a chance at Chelsea.

The article even mentions that besides Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Everton are also interested in his services.

Manchester United fans were so excited about the Haag Ten era, and it turned out that the board’s decision to go ahead and appoint the Dutch tactician was the right one.

Time will tell if Porter can lead Chelsea to a top four finish or if Ten Hag can do the same in his first season in English football.

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