Manchester United first-team duo gives approval for former Real Madrid manager to replace Jose Mourinho

Manchester United pair Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba are open to the possibility of Zinedine Zidane replacing Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, according to the Telegraph (h/t Metro).

The Metro claims that Mourinho is under pressure at United due to an increasingly strained relationship with Ed Woodward and the management.

The Metro, however, claims that Mourinho has the backing of United’s board but Zidane is the first choice should there be more issues.

If the club decides to replace Mourinho with Zidane, the Telegraph claims that a number of players would support the decision, including Pogba and Martial.

The report from the Metro adds that Martial was close to leaving Old Trafford in the summer due to a lack of games since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez. The report further claims that Mourinho even criticized the Frenchman for not returning to the club’s US tour after the birth of his child.

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Pogba, for his part, has had a number of run-ins with Mourinho and the report adds that the World Cup winner wanted a transfer away from Old Trafford too.

The report concludes by claiming that playing under Zidane would appeal to the French duo.

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United haven’t started the season well and Mourinho has a lot of work to do before we can think about picking up the title. If issues continue to crop up in the coming months, however, questions will be raised about his future at Old Trafford.