Paul Scholes - I don't see Manchester United challenging in Premier League

Paul Pogba’s form has been inconsistent since Mourinho brought him to Old Trafford two years ago

In fact, before the game, the 55-year-old became favourite to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked at 5/1, with Sky Bet placing the likes of Leicester City manager Claude Puel and Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock below the 55-year-old.

It would have been impossible for them to have prised Pogba away from United in August now that the Premier League transfer deadline has passed and Jose Mourinho is unable to get a replacement.

Zidane was linked with the France manager's job but Didier Deschamps chose to continue in the role following their World Cup triumph.

Should The Red Devils underperform this season it might not be long until Zidane takes over at Old Trafford.

Zidane, 46, turned his hand to coaching in 2014 with Real Madrid's Castilla side, and was promoted in January 2016 following Rafael Benitez's exit.

However, the embattled United boss is adamant that last season's second place finish in the Premier League should be considered the club's biggest achievement in recent history.

Of course, Jose Mourinho is the current man in charge but it appears his time at the club is coming to an end, either during the course of this season or at beginning of the next one.

United were never keen on signing Toby Alderweireld as their scouting reports indicated he operates better in a three-man defence, but Tottenham were interested in taking some United players to north London.

"I had a proposal from China too, but I didn't want to go there because I wanted to join United".

Meanwhile, Manchester United are now gearing up for their trip to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Mourinho was clearly referencing Pogba's decision to leave United in 2012 for Juventus when he felt he wasn't given enough playing time by Sir Alex Ferguson. According to 'L'Equipe', the Premier League is what interests him the most.

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