Paul Scholes fires warning to Man Utd about replacing Mourinho with Zidane

Man Utd legend Paul Scholes

Manchester United are currently on a four-game winless run in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho's job as manager is under constant scrutiny, although the 2-2 draw with high-flying Arsenal on Wednesday offered a tiny bit of respite.

The Gunners were tipped by many pundits to emerge victorious, but goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard spared the club from plunging further into their crisis.

Nevertheless, rumours will persist linking Mourinho with the sack, especially if the Red Devils fail to even make a challenge for the top-four.

Throughout the talk of Mourinho's potential exit - which has gone on for some time now - former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been tipped as his replacement.

The Frenchman surprisingly announced he was leaving Los Blancos in the summer after winning three Champions League trophies in three years.

However, one man who has been a constant critic of Mourinho, Paul Scholes, has actually warned United about attempting to lure Zidane to Old Trafford.

"Is Zidane the right man, though?" said Scholes on BT Sport, per Mirror. "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.


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

It's a stern warning from the United legend.

Rebuilding Mourinho's squad and turning them into title contenders is likely to take years of restructuring and work behind-the-scenes.

Zidane is yet to really prove his credentials in a harsh environment and could find the current state of Old Trafford to overwhelming.

Mourinho vs Arsenal

But who is out there right now that could steady the United ship? It's hard to think of many names and perhaps that's why they're so reluctant to sack Mourinho.

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