A member of the Manchester United hierarchy has come forward to dismiss suggestions that the club are holding discussions with Zinedine Zidane regarding the head coach position.
United’s season had been in tatters coming into the weekend after having already dropped eight points in the Premier League while also being shockingly ousted by Derby County in the League Cup.
As such, there had been the anticipation that the players would come up with a better showing during their visit to West Ham United but they simply failed to do as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the London Stadium.
Just hours following the defeat, there had been an update from BeIN Sports which claimed that the club had initiated talks with Zidane to replace Mourinho at the helm but a senior member of the United board has now categorically ruled out the prospect.
According to Standard Sport, United have apparently deemed the speculation linking them with Zidane as ‘nonsense’ but there remains the pressure on Mourinho to transform the club’s fortunes.
With the Hammers defeat, United have now experienced their worst start to the top-flight season in 28 years and this has certainly divided the club’s fan base with the majority now wanting Mourinho to step down from his position.
The Portuguese tactician has had the tendency to lose the plot in his third season with his former clubs – most recently at Chelsea, and the same appears to be beckoning at Old Trafford, where he has already had differences with several first-team stars.
Among those, Paul Pogba has been the player with whom he had witnessed heated arguments on multiple occasions and the most recent occasion happened during the live training session on Wednesday – much to the supporters’ anguish.
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