The Zinedine Zidane to Manchester United talk has hit full swing following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this morning.
The Old Trafford club followed up rumours of the Portuguese manager’s dismissal by officially confirming it via a statement on manutd.com.
Mourinho has paid the price for what seemed like constant unhappiness around the club as well as the recent 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
United confirmed that a caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the season before a permanent replacement for Mourinho is found.
But talk of Zidane’s arrival at Old Trafford is already intense among fans – and that should continue as United look to plan for the future under a new gaffer.
Here’s some of the immediate reaction to Mourinho’s sacking:
WHERE IS ZIDANE?
Come on where is he!?
— 'Drawty' (@DrawtyDevil) December 18, 2018
Zidane pack your bags!
— • (@DarrylSiaw5) December 18, 2018
Thank you Jose for everything, but finally time to start again, zidane?
— Sam Yeomans (@Sam_Yeomans15) December 18, 2018
— Lee West (@leewest82) December 18, 2018
What do you mean a new caretaker manager for the rest of the season LOL flipin sign zidane u pricks
— . (@S_Enanda) December 18, 2018
Has to be Zidane for utd. You could argue he’s had a better last 3 years than Pep, which is crazy. #utd
— Smudge. (@GGS80) December 18, 2018
What I would give to see Zidane's baldy head on the sideline
— Jack Mulcahy (@SirJackk) December 18, 2018
JUST BRING IN ZINEDINE ZIDANE…
— Thulaganyo M 🕴🏽 (@OneboysGranson) December 18, 2018
YES about time. Zidane please https://t.co/rAc9spQe8G
— Nikki McMillan (@nikkimcmillan_) December 18, 2018
Zidane is coming to the premier league 🙆🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/p0ulVLWjzn
— DAVID IS THE NAME™ (@TheeKing_Dave) December 18, 2018
Mourinho sacked . Zidane SZN now pic.twitter.com/0f0LgB8LEA
— haytch (@LordHaytch) December 18, 2018
Zinedine Zidane on his way to Manchester after hearing that Mourinho has been sacked pic.twitter.com/RqpbdaF5D4
— Carrick Anderson (@CarrickAndo) December 18, 2018
Would love Zidane at Utd
— Aby Aby Aby Aby! (@abraham__san) December 18, 2018
Thank fuck for that, Zidane soon come 👀 #frenchconnection
— Haz (@Harry_Clarke4) December 18, 2018
— Not Shakir (@RestlessShakir) December 18, 2018
What a result! Zidane in!
— Ollie Taylor (@Ollie_Tayl0r) December 18, 2018
Zidane has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid in the summer, but has been linked with Manchester United regularly and Mourinho’s sacking should lead to more speculation going forward.
United fans – would you take Zidane as Mourinho’s replacement?