In the wake of Saturday's dismal 3-1 defeat against West Ham, Mata has opted to put his blog on hold while the team fight to regain their focus amid rumblings of a schism between Jose Mourinho and his senior players.
United's potential interest is also impacted by the fact that Zidane does not actually speak English which - while not something which has stopped managers from succeeding in the past - is obviously not ideal.
Pushed further on the squad's attitude, Mourinho added: "I think that some care more than others", while refusing to name names.
"If you have such an incredible atmosphere in the stadium after a defeat. the players left everything on the grass - without any reward that's true - but if you perform consistently. the reward will come", Wagner said. You sense they would accept the endless sideshow that comes with this manager - even accept not winning things - if they could see a team worth watching again.
The formation and system Mourinho selected could work, but not if you instruct them to retreat and get bodies behind the ball as they did. I'm not sure if that's down to injuries or easing players back in after the World Cup, but because they are more settled I'll say Liverpool. We will see tomorrow.
As the visiting manager, Marcelino was asked what he thought were the best and worst aspects of Manchester United.
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"No, I don't think (my job is on the line)", the United boss said, having earlier made light of a report that he was fearing for his job after a call from the Frenchman.
"Games like this we should be dominating, creating chances, showing people why we deserve to play for Man United and that didn't happen today".
Supporters have not appreciated the more pragmatic style of football, however, and tensions have been apparent with players such as the record 89 million pounds ($116 million) signing Paul Pogba.
"He stripped Pogba of the captaincy, which I agreed with, but it was in front of the players".
"Apart from Marcos Rojo, now we have Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard out".