Zinedine Zidane Keen on Replacing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

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Manchester United officials do not believe Jose Mourinho will suffer "third season syndrome" and are convinced they have the squad to challenge for the Premier League title, according to Sky sources.

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

The 46-year-old is now out of work since resigning as manager of Los Blancos in May just five days after winning his third consecutive Champions League trophy.

The 46-year-old is now out of work since resigning as manager of Los Blancos in May 2018, just five days after winning his third consecutive Champions League trophy.

The newspaper claimed that the World Cup-winning midfielder is especially keen on managing Manchester United.

Manchester United signed the 19-year-old in a £17m deal from FC Porto in the summer transfer window to bolster Jose Mourinho's defensive options ahead of the new Premier League season.

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The 16-year-old is set to head back to the United States where he will have trials at Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia Union.

Intriguingly, Zidane now allegedly wants to replace Mourinho at Old Trafford, which is fascinating because it was Mourinho who first brought Zidane into the Real Madrid backroom setup back in 2010, and somewhat emulates how Mourinho replaced his former mentor in Louis van Gaal.

United began their season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford last week.

Diego Godin was an alternative, but the move was never seen as viable, while Jerome Boateng was also linked with the club but the figures were not right for United given his recent injury record.

The Portuguese tactician is said to be under pressure to deliver the Premier League trophy this season, and it seems likely he will not remain in charge if he fails to do so.

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He's in the group of players who didn't have a pre season, it's as simple as that. Ander Herrera - injured against Bayern.

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