​Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is believed to have already informed ​Manchester United's board about the first player he would like to have at the club if he takes over the reigns from Jose Mourinho in the near future.


A sensational report by ​AS who quoted French outlet Le 10Sport claims that Zidane would like Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann to be his first big signing as Manchester United's manager.


Zidane has been continuously linked with a move to replace Mourinho at the home of the Red Devils if the Portuguese tactician fails to take his current team to the next level.



Meanwhile, Manchester United will find extreme difficulty in signing Griezmann, who recently committed his future to Atletico Madrid. The World Cup winner's release clause has also shot up to €200m.


Barcelona tried to lure the 27-year-old recently, but failed in their attempts. But, Zidane is said to believe that the player might have a change of heart if the legendary Frenchman becomes the coach of Manchester United.


Recently, ​Griezmann also opened up on his ambitions to play for his idol David Beckham's new football club Inter Miami towards the end of his careerWith Zidane said to be already planning for his next big managerial step to Old Trafford, it still remains to be seen how far the Red Devils' board will go in order to support Jose Mourinho.