Zinedine Zidane compiles transfer shortlist amid Manchester United speculation

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly made up a shortlist of four players he would prefer at Manchester United, should he become their next head coach.

Zidane had a wonderful two-and-a-half year stint with Real Madrid where he won three successive Champions League crowns but he made the surprise decision to part ways with the Capital outfit at the end of the previous campaign.

The legendary Frenchman has since been associated with a number of role including the prospect of becoming Qatar’s manager but according to The Mirror, the World Cup winner has set his sights on the United job.

It is added that the 46-year-old has made up a four-man shortlist including Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Thiago Alcantara and Edinson Cavani to bolster the United squad, should he replace Jose Mourinho at the helm.

Despite the speculation, United’s board don’t seem in any hurry to part ways with Mourinho, even though the club have made one of the worst starts since the start of the Premier League era.

United found themselves in something of an enchanted territory after suffering two defeats from their opening three league matches but they have since propped up to the top half of the standings after a resounding 2-0 triumph at Burnley.

Nonetheless, Mourinho does not have more room for negative performances in the forthcoming months but there is an understanding that the club may not change their head coach, unless a top-four position appears running away from their hands.

Even if this happens, Zidane may not get everything his own way with the Mancunian giants in the future, given they are reluctant to pursue experienced players with little to no resale value whilst there is an emphasis on promoting players from the youth system.

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