Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes question Zinedine Zidane’s ability to replace Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho
Paul Scholes has questioned whether Zinedine Zidane is a good fit for Manchester United amid Jose Mourinho’s struggles at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have failed to win their last four Premier League fixtures, most recently drawing 2-2 with Arsenal on Wednesday evening.
United’s stuttering start to the season has seen them drop 18 points adrift of defending champions Manchester City and eight points outside of the top four.
Zidane has been regularly linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams over the past two years but Manchester United legend Scholes has questioned whether he would succeed at the club.
Speaking about the speculation over Mourinho’s future and the links with Zidane, Scholes told BT Sport: ‘Is Zidane the right man though? ‘He went in to Real Madrid who had a group of ready-made winners already. ‘This is a totally different job he would have to be rebuild confidence with a squad that isn’t quite performing. ‘He went to Real Madrid with so many great players, it was still difficult but, this would be a whole rebuilding job.’
Scholes does not believe Mourinho should be sacked and Rio Ferdinand agrees, questioning whether there is a ‘ready-made replacement’ waiting in the wings.
The former England defender said: ‘I don’t know it’s a difficult question that, is there a ready-made replacement out there that they can go and get immediately? ‘You can’t just make a knee-jerk decision and then decide who to get in after there needs to be that process lined up and ready.’
Manchester United welcome struggling Fulham to Old Trafford on Saturday, before facing Valencia in the Champions League.