According to Caught Offside, Manchester United have proposed the signing of Marco Asensio from Real Madrid to Zinedine Zidane if he does take the job of replacing Jose Mourinho.
Asensio is widely regarded as one of the top young players in world football and this is seen as another way to lure Zidane into accepting a position at Old Trafford.
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He shone under Zidane during the Frenchman’s three-year reign at the Bernabeu.
And with Alexis Sanchez underperforming, Asensio could be the ideal replacement in United’s attack.
The Independent are among the sources to suggest the former Los Blancos boss has same reservations about taking over at United at the moment, so a big backing in the transfer window seems to be their way around that.
Current boss Mourinho will question why he didn’t receive that during the past summer.
Asensio certainly ticks a lot of boxes but it remains to be seen if it will be enough to tempt Zidane to United.
ESPN are reporting that the Glazers are still backing Mourinho as United manager, which suggests there are many conflicting reports out there.
Moreover, Madrid will know the importance of keeping hold of Asensio after losing Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer. Don Balon have linked him with United in the past, claiming earlier this year that the Premier League giants could try paying as much as €200 million for him.