Zinedine Zidane would be a ‘better fit’ than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United and he has previous relationships with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane

Darren Bent believes Zinedine Zidane would be a ‘better fit’ at Manchester United than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Real Madrid manager has been out of work since May when he left the Bernabeu for a second time as they finished second in LaLiga behind rivals Atletico.

Zidane is in the frame to replace Solskjaer

Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford after indifferent results at the start of this season and the recruitment of several star names.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane arrived in the summer, but the strengthening of the squad has not helped Solskjaer – instead hindering his progress.

Reports suggest Zidane is learning English amid speculation he could replace the Norwegian, with a glut of trophies to his name from his time in Spain and experience of working with both Varane and Ronaldo.

Former Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur striker Bent believes it is a move which makes sense for all involved.

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“I think he commands respect,” Bent said on Drive. “But as you said, he’s been there with Ronaldo when they were winning the Champions Leagues.

“He knows Pogba, he knows Varane as well, so he’s not going in there blind. He understands what is needed.

“He also understands the situation that this Manchester United team are not the Real Madrid team he had, so it might be a little bit more difficult.

“Listen, I still think he would be a better fit than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”