Brendan Rodgers is not the only name in the frame to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, if the Norwegian is fired.

The Times reports United are actively pursuing Zinedine Zidane.

The paper claim United’s hierarchy are ‘trying to persuade’ Zidane.

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Zidane is said to be ‘unsure whether the opportunity presented by United is the right one to take at this point.’


ESPN had reported last month that Zidane was not interested in the United job and could hold out to become France manager.

United’s trump cards may be Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane, two players he coached at Real Madrid.

It is claimed United hope his close relationship with both players could sway his choice.

Zidane is out of work since resigning from Real Madrid last summer, his second spell at the club.

During his time in Spain he won a staggering three Champions League titles.

As it stands Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take charge of United next weekend against Watford.

United have let one half of a two week international break go by without making a decision.

Solskjaer has gained just four points from the last six games. United sit in sixth position in the Premier League and fans are growing restless.

Former teammate Rio Ferdinand last week said he felt it may be time for Solskjaer to move aside.

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