Zidane put on standby as Manchester United's next manager

Sherman Parsons
August 15, 2018

According to L'Equipe, the 46-year-old is now keen to test his ability in the English top flight, and is especially interested in taking charge of Manchester United.

Not only did Zidane hail Pogba in 2016 (The Guardian), but The Mirror also reported in November that Zidane wanted to rescue Martial from his United struggles and take him to Real Madrid.

Zidane addresses the press in previous interview where he announced his exit from Real Madrid.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly singled Luke Shaw out for special praise during his team talk after his side's 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday night.

Mourinho is under vast pressure win the Premier League this season after failing to win a trophy at Old Trafford last campaign.

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Mourinho, however, has been at odds with United's hierarchy this summer over their refusal to sign an experienced central defender before the transfer window got shut last Thursday.

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.

Here's an excerpt of the report:Manchester United have started preliminary work in their search for a new director of football, and began sounding out potential candidates and expertise, in what is set to be a rigorous search for what is seen as one of the most important appointments in the club's history.

Fred joined the Red Devils for a fee of around £52million back in June but City had also been circling for some time, with Pep Guardiola an avid admirer of the 25-year-old Brazil global.

"What he and [Lionel] Messi have done is just different, I don't think you'll see it again".

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