Manchester United have reportedly contacted a manager on the recommendation of star man Cristiano Ronaldo amid uncertainty over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at the helm.
Pressure is mounting on Solskjaer after his side’s crushing defeat last weekend.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Norwegian, who is loaded with brutal matches against Atalanta in the Champions League as well as league games against Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City in the coming weeks.
Although not even in charge of some of those games, the club called Zinedine Zidane on Ronaldo’s recommendation.
This is according to the Spanish media El Chiringuito which claims that Man United have been in contact with the former boss of Real Madrid.
Of course, Zidane managed Ronaldo at Real and enjoyed a prolific period as a manager, winning the Champions League three times.
The Frenchman made the most of his star-studded squad as his former side also won two La Liga titles during their stint as manager.
Despite Man United’s worrying form, Gary Neville believes the board will stay with Solskjaer until the end of the season.
He declined to call his ex-teammate amid the club’s recent poor performance.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, he said: “He should be under tremendous pressure with the squad that has been put together and the fact that he has been working for two and a half years, almost three years.
“But the club are not going to change him and the club are going to stay with him until the end of the season.
“I have Manchester United fans on my social media timeline all the time saying, ‘Gary, he’s your mate, you won’t call him. “
“No I won’t, no I won’t and I won’t call Steve Kean or Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
“I’m not going to come on this show 11 years later and ask for a manager to be sacked, that’s never going to happen.
“He’s a club legend, he’s my teammate, I like him a lot and Manchester United failed with two former world-class managers.”