MANCHESTER UNITED would save PSG a huge pay-off fee if they hired Mauricio Pochettino over Erik ten Hag.

The Argentine is expected to leave the French capital at the end of the season following defeat in the Champions League to Real Madrid.

If PSG are to fire Pochettino – who is on the way to winning the Ligue 1 title – it is understood it will cost them between £15m and £20m.

But if the ex-Tottenham boss instead leaves to join United, it will save the French giants a severance package.

That is according to The Telegraph, who also say Pochettino is believed to be on board with a return to England.

His family still live in London while he stays in a Paris hotel, meaning a move to Old Trafford remains ever appealing.

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But as SunSport revealed, Ajax's Ten Hag has leapfrogged Pochettino as United's No1 choice after an interview with club bosses.

Discussions are said to have taken place on Monday after the club spent weeks putting together dossiers on possible appointments.

Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique also lined up for interviews alongside Pochettino.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed that Ten Hag arrived at the interview with questions about the club's transfer funds going forward.

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He also wanted their plans for the future laid bare in front of him.

Ajax expect Ten Hag to leave at the end of the campaign and could receive up to £4m in compensation for losing their head coach.

The two clubs have a good relationship, largely thanks to United legend Edwin van der Sar being Ajax chief executive.

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