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United back Mourinho, dismiss Zidane rumours

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Manager Jose Mourinho  has been given a full backing of Manchester United’s board despite Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League defeat at Brighton.

Mourinho has been tip for sack by soccer pundits, with suggestions that former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is being considered as a potential replacement.

A United source said: “Why would we discuss Zidane when there is no job?”

Mourinho was disappointed by the failure to make more outfield signings during the summer transfer window beyond Brazil midfielder Fred and teenage full-back Diogo Dalot, who is injured.

He wanted additional cover in central defence and an alternative to Anthony Martial out wide.

However, in both instances, the United board felt there was no worthwhile signing available.

Mourinho warned in the summer that his side faced “a difficult season” if they did not strengthen before the transfer window closed.

He had highlighted his team’s defence as an area that needed bolstering, but deadline day passed without any new arrivals.

 


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