Manchester United could soon approach RB Leipzig's boss Julian Nagelsmann for taking up the role of their future manager, according to reports. 

Although Man Utd owners have agreed to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and provide him with the required transfer budget, things could change if the franchise suffer a heavy defeat in their upcoming Premier League home game against leaders Liverpool FC.

Man Utd are undergoing their worst period in the history of the competition as they are currently placed 12th on the table and have won just two games so far from eight matches. On the other hand, Liverpool are on a streak of 17 consecutive Premier League match victories. Considering their ongoing miserable state, a huge defeat looks on the cards for the Red Devils and the result won't do any good to Solskjaer. 

The club owners are already aware of this and according to Daily Mail, they have begun their search for Solskjaer's future replacement. The former champions are expected to contact Bundesliga coach Nagelsmann whose RB Leipzig are currently fifth on the German League's table and are only two points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach and level with defending champions Bayern Munich. 

If at all, Man Utd are unable to sign the 32-year-old German this season, they are certain to go after him ahead of the 2020-21 season. Nagelsmann, who looks to be a promising and young candidate, took up coaching after his professional football playing career ended at Augsburg by injury when he was just 20 years old.

He hardly took any time to make his presence felt in the coaching arena and hence that earned him a fond nickname - "Baby Mourinho."

At 28, he scripted history in Bundesliga by becoming the youngest manager in the German league when he took up the charge of Hoffenheim.

The other name that has been narrowed down for the manager's role, along with Nagelsmann, is Massimiliano Allegri. While the former is still associated with a club, Allegri is available for immediate joining having resigned from Juventus this summer.