Manchester United's Jose Mourinho aims dig at players and calls out Zinedine Zidane rumours

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Mourinho is reportedly on the verge of losing his job at Old Trafford after a subdued start to the 2018/19 season and several fallouts with prominent first-team stars.

While the Paul Pogba debacle has earned most of the headlines, there's said to be a major divide in the squad since the public grievances were aired between the France international and the former Chelsea boss.

However, ahead of the UEFA Champions League clash against Valencia, Mourinho claimed the poor form is down to certain players 'not caring.'

"Every player is different, no player is the same," he said as quoted by BBC Football.

"I see different actions but what you see is not really inside. I see upset people, some people that don't look like they lost a game.

"I see so-so but in the little two sessions of training we had [since Saturday] everything was normal, desire to work and play."

Reports in English media are rife that Zidane, who won three successive Champions League titles with Real Madrid before resigning, is the clear favourite to succeed Mourinho.

But the Portuguese would not confirm or deny whether Zidane has been in touch about the United job.

"Ask the guy behind, he wrote it. Ask him," Mourinho said at a news conference on Monday, pointing out a specific reporter.

"Instead of asking me, ask him. He's written it, you need to ask him."