Following the departure of Mike Phelan and Eric Steele, rumours were rife that Rene Meulensteen had also left the club after rejecting the new position offered by David Moyes. Reports suggested that Meulensteen wasn’t prepared to accept the demotion, with Moyes wanting to bring in his own first team coach, and had left the club.

“So far I will report on July 1st. I am still under contract at the club,” he told Dutch football magazine ELF Voetbal. “I didn’t step down, and also I was not sacked by Manchester United. I am still employed at the club.”

Whilst it’s pleasing to hear, you imagine that Meulensteen has plans to leave, but nothing has been finalised as yet. He has been linked with the Wigan job, as Roberto Martinez makes way to fill the place vacated by David Moyes at Everton.