Zinedine Zidane Wants To Replace Jose Mourinho As Man Utd Boss

JUST IN Barcelona make final decision on Paul Pogba

The Frenchman is still relatively new to management having only worked as three years at Real Madrid and could potentially build a legacy at Old Trafford.

United finished 19 points behind champions and cross-town rivals Manchester City in the league last term and Scholes, who played more than 700 matches for United, said the club are lagging behind City and a strengthened Liverpool this season and does not see Mourinho's side eclipsing their rivals.

Pogba captained United to a 2-1 win over Leicester City in their Premier League opener last Friday, just days after returning to first-team training following the World Cup.

"I don't see them challenging for the league this year", Scholes said.

Would Zidane be a good fit at Manchester United?

However, the World Cup-winning midfielder impressed for Manchester United in their opening Premier League game against Leicester City, which led to Jose praising him.

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The United boss has been in the media for all the wrong reasons throughout the summer, complaining about transfers, players, and his relationship with United's executive vice-president, Ed Woodward.

It is understood that United shortlisted Zidane as one of the candidates to replace Mourinho if the 55-year-old leaves at the end of the current season.

Yerry Mina, who eventually joined Everton from Barcelona, was not considered to be any better than the defenders already on the books at United, with potential agent fees and issues complicating any proposed deal further.

United were never keen on signing Toby Alderweireld as their scouting reports indicated he operates better in a three-man defence.

United insist the club's £89million record signing will not be sold but Pogba has set his heart on a move to Spain. Sources have told ESPN FC that United will continue to monitor the midfielder and could look to bring him back when he fulfils more of the requirements.

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