Man City boss Pep Guardiola says he would recommend Erik ten Hag as next Manchester United boss

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged Man United to make Ajax boss Erik ten Hag their next manager.

And Guardiola even offered to provide their rivals with a glowing reference for the Dutchman after the pair worked together at Bayern Munich.

The 52-year-old, who led Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019 and is chasing a third Eredivisie title this season, was previously reserve manager at Bayern while Guardiola was in charge of the first team.

Guardiola said: ‘We spoke quite regularly and he is just an incredible person and human being. I was surprised at how humble he was.