Manchester United ‘are stepping up their efforts to persuade Zinedine Zidane to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Pressure is increasing on Solskjaer with United sixth in the league after a 5-0 thrashing at home by Liverpool, as well as a comprehensive 2-0 defeat by Manchester City.

No managerial change appears to be imminent after the Red Devils boss seemingly survived his three-game stay of execution but Solskjaer’s job is still hanging by a thread.

Now the Sunday Times are reporting that United are working to persuade Zidane to replace the Norwegian.

Zidane, 49, is currently without a club having stepped down from Real Madrid for a second time at the end of last season.

The Frenchman’s record at Real Madrid is as impressive as it gets, winning three Champions Leagues and two LaLiga titles as a coach during his two spells.

It’s said though that he is not convinced whether the United job would be the right one for him to take.He has been touted as a future manager of both Paris Saint-Germain should Mauricio Pochettino not work out for the Ligue 1 side, as well as the French international coach.

United though are hopeful that his relationships with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane can help convince him that Old Trafford is the place to be.

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