As pressure increased on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the hot seat, the Red Devils were said to have identified the Frenchman as a long-term heir.
The report continues, saying the Frenchman is said to be holding out for the Paris Saint-Germain job, with current boss Mauricio Pochettino again linked with the managerial post in Manchester.
Zidane has been out of work since his second spell as Real Madrid manager came to an end in the summer, with the former France international scooping up two La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues as the boss of Los Blancos.
Solskjaer left Old Trafford following a 4-1 away defeat to Watford, leaving the Old Trafford side eighth in the Premier League table with 17 points from 12 league outings, culminating in just one victory from his last seven games in charge in the English top flight, and Michael Carrick is set to take charge until the club find a long-term replacement. body check tags ::