Transfer: Zidane makes contacts with Manchester United, wants Mourinho's job

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Manchester United were 2-1 winners against Leicester City in their Premier League opener on Friday night.

Zidane addresses the press in previous interview where he announced his exit from Real Madrid.

The 46-year-old also won La Liga with Madrid in 2017, as well as two Club World Cup trophies during his two-and-a-half years in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He had been linked with the French national team job but Didier Deschamps looks certain to stay in his role after winning the World Cup in Russian Federation last month.

The newspaper explains the Frenchmen is "attracted" by the project on offer at Old Trafford and is following the situation "with particular attention".

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Anthony Martial was left on the bench in Manchester United's Premier League opener at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils forced into using other options.

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I saw our spirit, togetherness and good attitude today, which is what we will need to be competitive this season. Alex Pritchard and Steven Mounie combined well at times in the first half, but produced few clear-cut chances.

Between 1993 and 2013, Scholes made 718 appearances for United, scoring 155 goals and winning 25 major honours.

United finished 19 points behind champions and cross-town rivals Manchester City in the league last term and Scholes, who played more than 700 matches for United, said the club are lagging behind City and a strengthened Liverpool this season and does not see Mourinho's side eclipsing their rivals.

Sources have told ESPN FC that United will continue to monitor the midfielder and could look to bring him back when he fulfils more of the requirements.

The news may please United fans, and would surely leave Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial feeling optimistic - and not just due to their seemingly frayed relationships with Mourinho.

Diego Godin was an alternative, but the move was never seen as viable, while Jerome Boateng was also linked with the club but the figures were not right for United given his recent injury record.

Last month, reports claimed that United have shortlisted Zidane as one of the candidates to replace Mourinho if the 55-year-old leaves at the end of the season.

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