Zinedine Zidane ‘warms up for the Manchester United job’, if they fire Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Zinedine Zidane ‘warms up to the idea of ​​replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Manchester United manager’ after a break from football, with the former Real Madrid ‘keen to work with his former stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane at Old Trafford’

  • Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane ‘warms up’ for the Manchester United job
  • Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær is under enormous pressure at Manchester United
  • The Red Devils suffered embarrassing losses to Manchester City and Liverpool
  • United have reportedly made progress in their attempts to lure Zidane to the club
  • Zidane has been out of work since May following the end of his second stay at Real











Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane ‘warms up’ for the Manchester United job as it could see him reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is under enormous pressure at Manchester United after suffering another loss to Manchester City on 7 November.

The 2-0 loss to Pep Guardiola’s team came just two weeks after Liverpool humiliated the Red Devils at Old Trafford by beating them 5-0.

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane is reportedly ‘warming up’ for the Manchester United job

As a result, Solskjær’s position as Manchester United manager has been questioned, and potential replacements have been considered.

Zidane has been hailed by some as the leading replacement for the Norwegian if he leaves the club.

According to Record Sport, Manchester United have made progress in their attempt to lure Zidane to Old Trafford.

The 49-year-old has been out of work since May – following the end of his second stint as Real Madrid manager – and could be linked with former Madrid players Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær's (above) position in Manchester United is threatened after the club suffered embarrassing defeats to both Liverpool and Manchester City

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s (above) position in Manchester United is threatened after the club suffered embarrassing defeats to both Liverpool and Manchester City

Zidane could connect with his former players Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo at United

Zidane could connect with his former players Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo at United

During his two seasons at Madrid, Zidane won three consecutive Champions League trophies, two LaLiga titles and two Club World Cups.

Zidane – who won the World Cup with France in 1998 as a player – has also been hailed as a favorite to replace Didier Deschamps as manager of the international team every time he quits.

However, former English defender Rio Ferdinand believes that Erik ten Hag’s success at Ajax indicates that he can take over at Old Trafford.

Ferdinand previously told his FIVE Youtube channel: ‘For any manager joining a new club, it’s almost like you have to show people why you’re there right away.

‘I use Antonio Conte as a good reference point for that. Every time he joins a new club, there are no bargaining opportunities, and he tells them, “that’s what’s happening, that’s what I am – if you’re not with me, you can go.”

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand (left) believes, however, that Erik ten Hag's success at Ajax indicates he could fit in well at Old Trafford if Solskjær (right) is sacked.

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand (left) believes, however, that Erik ten Hag’s success at Ajax indicates he could fit in well at Old Trafford if Solskjær (right) is sacked.

Ferdinand has described Ten Hag as a 'fantastic manager' without knowing him personally

Ferdinand has described Ten Hag as a ‘fantastic manager’ without knowing him personally

‘I think it’s the type of attitude and the type of mentality that separates the good leaders from the top managers.

‘You have to be able to go in there and command an entire locker room filled with egos, big personalities, big characters. That is the task for everyone who comes in.

Now I do not know Ten Hag personally, but he does a fantastic job at Ajax. Let us remember that Ajax is not a small club. They are a huge club – the biggest club in the Netherlands.

‘Yes, it’s different and the landscape is different, but it’s still a huge club he has to work with and the level of expectation there is to win every day.

‘It’s something that will be there every day and would be there if he were to come to Manchester United.

‘Anyone who comes in, they need to be able to deal with people. It’s an amazing leader’s art. ‘

As previously reported, some of United’s biggest stars are frustrated by the club’s alarming start to the season and have become annoyed with their manager.

United stars including Cristiano Ronaldo are unhappy with how things are going at the club

United stars including Cristiano Ronaldo are unhappy with how things are going at the club

Bruno Fernandes is a player who feels that they do not get enough direction from Solskjær

Bruno Fernandes is a player who feels that they do not get enough direction from Solskjær

Bruno Fernandes is among the senior players who feel that they do not get enough direction from Solskjær and his coaching staff.

Cristiano Ronaldo – who was one of the club’s big signatures this summer – is worried about how standards have fallen since he left United 12 years ago.

The Portuguese superstar has saved United on several occasions this season since his return, but there have also been frustrating moments.

Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel at the end of United’s 1-1 match against Everton – a match in which Ronaldo started on the bench.

However, the United hierarchy has not yet shown any signs of firing Solskjær. They have sat so close to the Old Trafford legend and his task of restoring the club’s true values ​​after succeeding Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal.

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