Man Utd board select their first choice to replace Jose Mourinho

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According to the Mirror, Manchester United board are planning for a future without Jose Mourinho but the report suggest they don’t want to sack him but finds former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as a possible replacement should Jose leave in the nearest future.

Mourinho is under increasing pressure at United to steer the club in the right direction after suffering 3-2 shocking defeat to Brighton last week.

United have three points in two games and will play their third game against Tottenham Hotspurs on Monday as Mourinho hopes to get back to winning ways.

It is understood Mourinho is at war with Ed Woodward over the lack of transfer activity this summer.

Zidane is available after the Frenchman decided to exit Real after just a days after winning his third Champions League in a row with the Los Blancos.

The 46-year-old is also thought to be keen on the prospect of managing United and would expect to be contacted should Mourinho exit.

It could cost United £50million to dismiss Mourinho, who signed a new long-term deal until 2020 at the start of the year.

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