According to L’Equipe, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to take over at Manchester United at the end of the current season, and United fans on Twitter have been buzzing with the rumour.
In two-and-a-half years as boss at Madrid, Zidane won three consecutive Champions League titles and won La Liga in his first full season.
The 46-year-old left Los Blancos at the end of last season having secured the third straight European title with a 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev, although his side were third in La Liga – 17 points behind rivals Barcelona.
United won their first game of the season last Friday, beating Leicester 2-1, but it has hardly been an easy summer at Old Trafford. Mourinho was generally in a foul mood during preseason and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward angered the Portuguese manager further by rejecting his transfer targets, which were deemed as short-term fixes by the club according to The Guardian.
Now after just one game of the season, United fans on Twitter have been urging the club to replace Mourinho with Zidane. Check out some of the best tweets below.
— Arron Martinez (@DJarronmartinez) August 15, 2018
I’m liking this zidane link puts Mourinho bang under pressure he can’t have any more excuses u need man united man united doesn’t need you remember that Jose now play martial or someone else will & get da best out of him & high pressure attacking football the United way #mufc
— JOHN jOSEPH McCORMACK (@mccormack1987) 15 August 2018
Imagine not wanting Zidane as Man Utd manager !
I'd sack Mourinho right now!#mufc
— Glazers Out!!! (@Dhanveer5) August 15, 2018
I think Zidane will manage United! I could always picture him wearing the united blazer! He's much better for long term aswell! As United will not be Mouriniho's last club #MUFC
— Mohammad Huzaifa (@MohammadHuzaif5) August 15, 2018
Never mind getting Zidane in as manager, give him a squad number and stick him in midfield. He'd still walk it. #MUFC
— Furious Fergie (@Furious_Fergie) August 15, 2018
Would love to see Zidane get the chance at #MUFC. I'm not Jose out by any means but imagine what Zidane could do for players like Fred, Pogba and Andreas
— Paul Burton (@PaulBurton_15) August 15, 2018
— Oli Scarr (@OliScarr) 15 August 2018
Obviously the Zidane rumours are exciting but we have to support mourinho for this year at least if we want any chance of success in any competition this year. Bring him in if it goes wrong at the end of the season imo #MUFC
— Danny (@DanielHewitt9) August 15, 2018
Would love Zidane to take over the #MUFC managerial job next season! Bow out well José
— Jamie Mcmanus (@jamiemcmanus98) 15 August 2018
Can the season be over and Mourinho is gone and Zidane in at mufc. Breath of fresh air
— Ademola Adeyemo (@Dem_zie) August 15, 2018
I'll have Zidane at United any day of the week. King of the Champions League.. attacking football.. bring out the best in Pogba and Martial.. legendary figure in the game.. would attract big players.. Let's go! #MUFC
— Scott Bond (@ScottBond1) August 15, 2018
God I hope Zidane is in before Christmas #MUFC
— Kyle Butler (@Kyle_Butler_95) 15 August 2018