Manchester United have not received any approach from Wigan for permission to talk to Warren Joyce, according to Sky Sports.
United’s U21 boss Joyce is reportedly in line for the managerial vacancy at the struggling Sky Bet Championship club and bookmakers have reacted by slashing his odds to succeed Gary Caldwell.
Joyce is highly regarded at Old Trafford and helped nurture the careers of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj to name a few.
The 51-year-old, who was previously in charge of United’s Belgian feeder club Royal Antwerp, has won back-to-back U21 Premier League titles at United.
United legend Ryan Giggs, and former MK Dons boss Karl Robinson have also been linked with the DW Stadium hot-seat.