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Paul Scholes has serious questions about whether Zidane has what it takes to manage Man United

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Manchester United have endured a torrid start to their season.

The Red Devils are languishing in eighth place on the table, eight points off the top four and a full 18 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Even qualification for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League has done little to calm the disquiet among the fans on the Old Trafford terraces.

Manager Jose Mourinho has found himself under mounting pressure as his side lurches from one underwhelming performance to the next.

If Mourinho were to fail to see out the rest of the season at the helm of the famous Manchester club, it really would come as no surprise.

However, while it is almost a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ for the Portuguese stalwart, the biggest question on fan’s lips is who do they get to replace him?

Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, the hot seat at the Theatre of Dreams has proven to be somewhat of a cursed chalice.

David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho have all failed to truly stamp their mark on the side and it would take something quite special to right the ship, per se.

Jose Mourinho has not had an easy time of it since taking the job at Manchester United

For Manchester United fans, there is only one man capable of doing just that, and, conveniently, he is currently unemployed.

Three-time Champions League winning manager Zinedine Zidane has been linked with the job since his shock resignation from Real Madrid in the summer.

The United faithful seem convinced that the legendary Frenchman could be the man to bring back the glory days of the Ferguson era.

Zidane celebrates guiding his Real Madrid team to European glory for the third successive year

Paul Scholes has his say on Zidane to United

Paul Scholes, a legend in his own right, is not so sure.

Having played his entire career under the tutelage of Sir Alex, Scholes has questioned whether or not Zidane is capable of picking up his mantle.

“Is Zidane the right man, though?” said Scholes on BT Sport .

“He went in to Real Madrid, who had a group of ready-made winners already.

“This is a totally different job; he would have to rebuild confidence with a squad that isn’t quite performing.

Manchester United v West Ham United - The Emirates FA Cup Sixth Round

“He went to Real Madrid with so many great players, it was still difficult, but this would be a whole rebuilding job.”

Scholes makes a very good point.

Zidane inherited an incredible squad boasting likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric to name but a few.

While managing the ego’s of such big-name players can often prove a difficult task, it would be interesting to see how Zidane would get on if he were to take over a team lacking somewhat in confidence and global superstars.

Zinedine Zidane jokes with Cristiano Ronaldo after beating Liverpool in the 2018 UCL final

Scholes simply isn’t sure he could do any better than the men who have gone before.

Either way, it really would be quite special to have the World Cup winner managing in the Premier League.

Go on Zizou, take the job - prove Scholsey wrong.

Do you think Zidane could haul United back to the glory days? Let us know in the comments section below.

Topics:
UEFA Champions League
Paul Scholes
Football
Sergio Ramos
Jose Mourinho
David Moyes
Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid
Premier League
Luka Modric
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester City
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