Zidane to Manchester United: After a poor start to the campaign from Jose Mourinho, Manchester United are looking for other options.
Manchester United are yet to bag a win since the end of the international break earlier this month, and suffered their second defeat this week. West Ham United cruised past Jose Mourinho’s men 3-1 at the London Stadium.
After a dismal performance from Jose Mourinho’s side, speculations regarding the manager’s departure from Manchester United have begun.
The last few months have been tough for both Mourinho and United, as the manager has had a fair share of a dispute with the club’s board and the players, Paul Pogba in specific.
Haven’t got a clue who should replace Mourinho during a season. Weird to say but Zidane very much an unknown. What is clear to me is that it’s gone too far for Mourinho to salvage this. Really see no point in keeping faith from here.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) September 29, 2018
Earlier this week, following a shock loss to Derby County in the Carabao Cup, Mourinho and Pogba were caught having an argument during the training session. Even when Mourinho later stated that he is on good terms with the player, the results on the pitch don’t help the manager’s cause.
English outlet beIN Sports now reports that Manchester United have contacted Zinedine Zidane to succeed Jose Mourinho as boss.
Zidane resigned as manager of Real Madrid in the summer, after leading the Spanish giants to their third consecutive Champions League title. The Frenchman has also won a La Liga title with Real Madrid.
According to the English media outlet, Manchester United and Zidane held initial conversations regarding the managerial position at Manchester United.
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) September 29, 2018
Jose Mourinho’s side have only scored 10 points from seven Premier League matches, which is the joint lowest with David Moyes’ side in 2013/14. The goal difference for Manchester United stands at a meager -2.
Zidane. He’s won it all, approaches football the right way, managed on the biggest stage, would inject life back into the club and if the players don’t respect a man and a player like him they’ll never respect anyone.
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) September 29, 2018
United will now return to Old Trafford for the Champions League action, as they take on Spanish club Valencia next week. In the Premier League, Manchester United will host Newcastle.