TalkSPORT host confirms Manchester United are in talks with Zinedine Zidane

TalkSPORT present Tony Cascarino has revealed that Manchester United have already made contact with Zinedine Zidane regarding the head coach position following their poor start to the 2018/19 campaign. The Red Devils have simply faulted during Jose Mourinho’s third season in charge of the club and they are currently 10th on the table after just seven league games.

As a result, there has been plenty of speculation concerning Mourinho’s position with the club’s hierarchy and according to Cascarino, United are deemed to have already held a dialogue with Zidane regarding the managerial role, he said: “If I’m brutally honest, I think he’ll be gone very soon. I think the talks have already happened and I was led to believe Zidane has already met United from a source that has told me many things over the years that have come true. I think that will happen, and I think it should happen now because United are 10th in the league. Yes, only seven games have gone, but United have served up tripe in the sort of football we have witnessed!”

Mourinho had complained about the lack of defensive-minded signings during the backend of the summer transfer window but his comments rather went to deaf ears as the club decided to stick with the options at hand. Since then, the Portuguese tactician has been regularly swapping the options in the backline but not much has worked with the team struggling to keep regular clean sheets.

As such, the club have already suffered three defeats from their first seven league games and they already seem out of the race for the Premier League crown with nine points the difference between them and current leaders Manchester City. Meanwhile, United are also expected to have no saying on the latter stages of the League Cup after they were surprisingly beaten by Derby County via a penalty shootout in the third round.

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