Zinedine Zidane Particularly Interested In Managing Manchester United

Jose Mourinho (L) and former French player Zinedine Zidane.

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All is not well in the Manchester United camp at the moment.

After coming up short in their bid to become Premier League champions last season, the Red Devils have started this season on the back of controversy during the summer break, after failing to sign any player of note during a tumultuous transfer window.

Manager Jose Mourinho made matters worse in public after criticizing the club officials for not adhering to his demand of bringing in five key names that he had asked for during the window.

His complaints resulted in increased speculation that the Portuguese boss could be shown the door if he can’t make his team perform well this time around. And despite a victory on the first day of the campaign, United continue to look less than assured as a unit.

With talk about a Mourinho exit dominating the rumour section, L’Equipe has come up with its own share of  Manchester United-related news by claiming that former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has expressed a desire to manage the Old Trafford club and be the man to replace Jose Mourinho.

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As reported earlier, Zidane had emerged as the first choice alternative in case the English giants decide to sack their current manager, and now, it looks as if the Frenchman ‘wants’ to be the man to take up the job.

Reports of unrest in the United dressing room and key players being unhappy with the boss’ comments in public and his style of play continue to persist.

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World Cup winning-midfielder Paul Pogba has once again emerged as one of the players who reportedly isn’t getting along very well with his gaffer, despite being made captain in the league opener against Leicester.

Whether Zidane does have to be the man to step in at Old Trafford remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that United fans will be delighted that a man of his stature sees himself capable of shaking things up in the north-west of England.