Manchester United’s current campaign under Jose Mourinho has a lot of similarities to their manager’s last season at Chelsea, where he was sacked in December 2015, months before taking the Old Trafford job.
The Red Devils’ poor start to the campaign saw them suffer their third defeat in the league and the latest loss has seen them drop to 10th spot in the table.
Just a day after Derby County eliminated the 20-time English champions from the Carabao Cup, Sky Sports’ cameras caught the former Inter Milan manager clashing with Paul Pogba at training.
According to RMC Sport, the Portuguese tactician has already lost the dressing room and his days at Old Trafford are ‘numbered’. It’s also claimed Zinedine Zidane is the ‘favourite’ candidate to replace the 55-year-old as the former is without a club following his decision to leave Real Madrid in the summer.
At the London Stadium, the Red Devils’ chief was seen seated next to Old Trafford legend Patrice Evra and there are rumours he could be a part of Zidane’s coaching staff.
It’s been four months since the French manager left the La Liga giants after helping them win three Champions League trophies in a row and RMC Sport claims he is now learning English.
Mourinho’s successor at Chelsea, Antonio Conte, is without a job after leaving the Blues and the Italian, along with Laurent Blanc are also other candidates for the United job.
However, the report suggests that Zidane has an advantage and if he is offered an opportunity to coach the Premier League side, he will be interested in accepting their proposal.
If United fail to win their next two matches before the international break, the number of reports on Mourinho’s future will only increase. Even if he manages to beat Valencia [in the Champions League] and Newcastle United, it is unlikely the rumours are going to stop anytime soon.
This single report doesn’t feel like anything especially concrete or a jump forward, more what has been said by endless English claims.