Manchester United chiefs have again made contact with Mauricio Pochettino which makes him a candidate to replace under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And the former Tottenham Hotspur boss could make several changes if he is appointed.
While Solskjaer has utilised three different formations so far this season, the Argentine would likely revert to the 4-2-3-1 system he favoured during his time at Southampton and Tottenham.
David de Gea would likely continue ahead of Dean Henderson in between the sticks, with the Spaniard impressing so far this season after some error-prone displays over the past few years.
Pochettino and Luke Shaw shared a close relationship during their time together at Southampton, with Shaw ultimately breaking into the England team.
As a result, it seems as though he would favour Shaw ahead of summer signing Alex Telles at left-back.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka could take his game to a new level under Pochettino, with full-backs playing a key role in his favoured tactical setup.
Axel Tuanzebe could be given a regular run alongside Harry Maguire at centre-back, provided he stays fit, with Pochettino willing to give young talent a chance.
Paul Pogba could finally be on his way out of Old Trafford, having once again admitted he would be happy to leave the club by expressing his desire to join Real Madrid.
New signing Donny van de Beek could be a regular partner for Scott McTominay in midfield, with both players willing to do the running that Pochettino's high-pressing style requires.
Bruno Fernandes would occupy the number 10 role, with Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford forming a formidable front three.
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