This is what I want. Coming to Manchester United will be hard but if I Master, I will surely come and win…”-Zinedine Zidane has made feelings clear on Man Utd job with French legend ‘favourite’ to replace Erik ten Hag

Zinedine Zidane has already revealed whether he would be interested in taking the Manchester United job.Pressure increased on Erik ten Hag on Sunday after United were humbled 3-0 by neighbours Manchester City at Old Trafford.The defeat, which Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards labelled as “a footballing lesson”, means United have lost five of their opening ten Premier League games and are nine points adrift of City in eighth place.As reported earlier this week, should United choose to part ways with Ten Hag, former Real Madrid boss Zidane is the favourite to the reins at Old Trafford.

A World Cup, European Championship and Champions League winner in his playing days, Zidane also claimed three Champions League trophies in succession during his time as Real Madrid manager.However, the Frenchman has been out of work since bringing a second stint as Real Madrid boss to a close in the summer of 2021.And he revealed in 2022 that while he is looking to make a return to the dugout, personal ambition rules him out of the running for many roles.

Moreover, the language barrier has prevented him from ever becoming a contender for prominent positions in the Premier League, such as the United job.Speaking to L’Equipe Zidane said: “When I was a player, I could choose almost every club. As a coach, there aren’t 50 clubs I can go to. There are two or three possibilities.

“If I go back to a club, it’s to win. I say this in all modesty. That’s why I can’t go anywhere.“For other reasons, too, I might not be able to go everywhere. Which ones? The language, for example. Certain conditions make things more difficult.

“When people say to me: ‘Do you want to go to Manchester?’ I understand English but I don’t fully master it.“I know that there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language, but I work differently. To win, many elements come into play. It’s a global context. Me, I know what I need to win.”

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