Man Utd remain in talks with several candidates over the vacant manager’s job, the PA news agency understands.
A report on Wednesday afternoon claimed United were close to appointing Erik ten Hag as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor.
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It was reported that United have settled on Ten Hag from a four-man shortlist and the 52-year-old Dutchman was ready to leave current club Ajax at the end of the season.
PA understands talks with other candidates are ongoing and a deal has yet to be finalised with anyone.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Spain coach Luis Enrique are also understood to have been on the shortlist.
Ten Hag and Pochettino, who both still have a year left to run on their respective contracts, have emerged as favourites to succeed Solskjaer.
The Dutchman has been the Ajax manager since 2017 and has guided them to two Eredivisie title triumphs and two KNVB Cup wins.
Former Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick replaced Solskjaer on an interim basis at Old Trafford in November.
The Austrian Football Association has denied meeting Rangnick for talks over their national team vacancy.
Reports in Austria said the federation’s sports director Peter Schottel flew to Manchester on Monday to discuss the position with Rangnick.
Austria parted company with manager Franco Foda following their World Cup play-off semi-final defeat by Wales last month.
Rangnick, 63, has struggled to oversee an improvement in performances and results, with Man Utd slipping to seventh in the Premier League and exiting the Champions League at the last-16 stage.
Rangnick is due to start a two-year consultancy role at United this summer.