Following the 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham at the weekend, the number of articles sending Zinedine Zidane to Manchester United increased considerably.
One of the few candidates, if not the only one, currently available on the managerial market who could take over from José Mourinho at Old Trafford, the former Real Madrid manager has kept very quiet on the subject.
A lot of the rumours appear to be bits and bobs filtering here and there, and Le Parisien present a big feature on the situation on Tuesday, claiming a bunch of different things.
The main article, written by Julien Laurens, revolves around Manchester United’s desire to see the France legend in their dugout, claiming he has them ‘dreaming’ about him.
Seeing as this is the same journalist who wrote the piece we covered on Monday from RMC Sport, it’s much of the same, with Patrice Evra’s presence next to Ed Woodward at London Stadium mentioned once again, suggesting he could have something to do with Zidane’s arrival.
What’s a bit more intriguing is the article below, written by Antoine Simonneau, the newspaper’s correspondent in Madrid.
The reason for this is because it explains how everything in Zidane’s life currently has him tied to Madrid, including his family, with whom he wants to spend more time.
Dividing his time between Spain’s capital and seeing close ones in Marseille, his main occupation is going to see his four sons play football, and he doesn’t seem all that bothered about finding a job again in the near future.
In fact, Simonneau states people close to Zidane are unaware of a desire to manage Manchester United because he hasn’t said anything about it, nor has he hinted there’s been contact.
His well known dream is to one day return to Juventus, and the fact he doesn’t know how to speak English is another ‘hindrance’ to him potentially taking over from Mourinho.
Bottom line: Manchester United want Zidane, Zidane isn’t all that bothered about Manchester United, at least for now.