Scholes sends Zidane warning
Posted: 7 December 2018 Time: 11:00
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has sent the club a warning over Zinedine Zidane and shed an interesting observation on manager Jose Mourinho's struggles.
Scholes, who enjoyed a distinguished career at United with 11 Premier League titles and two UEFA Champions League medals over two decades has warned the club's fans over the Frenchman.
The former England midfielder feels the Old Trafford faithful should not expect Zinedine Zidane to repeat his Real Madrid heroics if he's tasked to replace the underfire Mourinho.
After walking out of the Los Blancos job after winning three consecutive UEFA Champions League trophies, Zidane has repeatedly been linked with the English and his son, Enzo, recently confirmed the 46-year-old will soon return to management.
Bayern Munich, The Red Devils have been mooted as the most likely destinations but Scholes isn't convinced that Zidane's appointment would guarantee a change in fortunes.
"Is Zidane the right man, though?" said Scholes on BT Sport. "He went into Real Madrid, who had a group of ready-made winners already.
"This is a totally different job; he would have to rebuild confidence with a squad that isn't quite performing.
"He went to Real Madrid with so many great players, it was still difficult, but this would be a whole rebuilding job."
Scholes also weighed in with his opinion on Jose Mourinho and suggested the United manager may be struggling so much this season because his assistant Rui Faria left the club in the summer.
"I think the assistant (leaving) is the big one," he said. "Rui Faria was with him for a long time, he had been at every club with him.
"All of a sudden he is gone and apparently, I don’t know, but apparently he was very influential in what he did day to day.
"He's lost that and he (Jose Mourinho) does look a bit lonely at times. I think that’s a big part of it."