Mourinho is resigned to his fate at Man Utd – after getting a call from Zidane

Jose Mourinho is resigned to his fate at Manchester United — after getting a call from Zinedine Zidane.

French World Cup winner Zidane is hot favourite to replace under-fire Mourinho as Old Trafford manager.

But he was so worried Mourinho may think he was plotting behind his back that he got in touch.

Former Real Madrid boss Zizou revealed all that happened was his representatives asked if he would be interested in the job.

Yet it left Mourinho convinced that Old Trafford chiefs have sounded out Zidane’s agents and are making contingency plans for his departure.

Boss Mourinho has a week to save his job and convince chief Ed Woodward he can end the current crisis.

He has tomorrow’s home Euro clash against Valencia and next week’s visit of Newcastle to prove he is still the man for the job.

United’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham leaves them tenth on ten points — nine behind leaders Manchester City.

It is their worst start to a top-flight season after seven games since 1989.

United legend Gary Neville says the slump began with Moyes’ sacking in 2014.

Neville tweeted: “This mess started when United sacked Moyes and we lost all sense of the values that the club had been built on.

“It’s not the manager, it’s the lack of football leadership above him. They are bouncing all over the place with no plan!”