Manchester United players fear for their future if Jose Mourinho is named new manager.
The Times says Mourinho has made it clear he would like to take the Old Trafford hotseat should it become available.
However, his reputation for not blooding academy graduates is causing some unease amongst the United board and playing staff.
United players fear they will not be given a chance under the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto boss and will consider leaving.
Louis van Gaal has been willing to give youth a chance during his turbulent spell in charge, handing debuts to 14 academy graduates.