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Zidane Waits In The Wings After United Loss

Manchester United continued their worst start to a league season in 29 years with their 3-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday, piling the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho.

The Reds have lost three of their first seven league matches and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Derby a few days after last week’s home draw with Wolves.

Mourinho blamed the officials for his latest setback, but in truth it was another listless performance from his players and a revived West Ham fully deserved their victory.

With the manager’s very public spat with Paul Pogba dominating the headlines last week, questions have been raised about which of the pair will be forced out of Old Trafford first. Mourinho appears to be the most likely candidate, with Zinedine Zidane touted as his potential successor.

The French star has been out of work since his surprise decision to leave Real Madrid at the end of last season, despite winning three successive Champions Leagues with the Spanish giants. By 6pm on Sunday, Zidane had been backed in to a best price of just 8/11* with Paddy Power to be the next Man United manager.

*All odds quoted are subject to change