The misery continues for Manchester United and their die-hard fan base.
The Red Devils failed in their attempts to sign any players of note during the summer transfer window, and despite winning on the first day of the new Premier League season, Jose Mourinho’s side slumped to an embarrassing 3-2 defeat at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday.
United looked jaded pretty much throughout the game and lacked the cutting edge required to come back from two goals down, even after Mourinho made all three of his attacking changes before the hour mark.
The horrendous display was later attributed to a ‘lack of confidence’ among the players by the Portuguese boss, but speculation has since increased that the former Chelsea manager could be threatened with the dreaded sack.
Just days after it was revealed that Zizou was interested in the United job, it appears as though he is now the undoubted favourite to replace Jose at Old Trafford.
Zidane won the Champions League three times in a row with Los Blancos, a feat that no manager has ever pulled off before, and resigned from his position just a few months back citing a need for change at the club.
Change might be in the offing for not just Madrid, but for United too, and it could be sooner rather than later if their recent shambolic performances are anything to go by.
Paddy Power have reportedly priced Zidane as a 2/1 favourite to be the next United boss, with Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino another candidate at 6/1. Carlo Ancelotti is earmarked at 11/1, while Ryan Giggs can be considered at 13/1.