Eden Hazard rules out Man United move even if Zinedine Zidane becomes manager

Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard is adamant that he will never move to Man United even if Zinedine Zidane takes over the reins at Old Trafford

Eden Hazard
Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard (Photo: Nike)

Eden Hazard has dismissed the prospect of a controversial move to Manchester United even if Zinedine Zidane takes over the reins at Old Trafford.

The Belgium international is facing an uncertain future at his current club Chelsea FC given his contract his set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season.

The Blues have attempted to negotiate a contract extension with Hazard but the 28-year-old has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.

As a result, Hazard has been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid on a regular basis, given his long-held desire to play for los Blancos.

Hazard’s transfer links to the Spanish giants have existed since the Belgian forward won his first Premier League title in 2014-15.

Zinedine Zidane was thought to be keen on signing Hazard during his spell in charge of Real Madrid and the Chelsea FC number 10 has openly admitted that he is a huge admirer of the French legend.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid midfielder won three successive Champions League titles at The Bernabeu and is now one of the favourites to become the next permanent Manchester United manager.

However, Hazard has quickly ruled out any prospect of the Belgian forward completing a controversial move to Manchester United in order to work with the World Cup winner.

Asked if he had an insight into Zidane’s plans, Hazard told France Football, as quoted by the Daily Star: “If he [Zidane] goes to Manchester tomorrow, for instance, I will not be going there.”

Hazard went on to add that he could still end up staying at Chelsea FC despite protracted talks.

“I have won everything in England, apart from the Community Shield,” Hazard added. “But that doesn’t mean that I’m leaving.

“I have always said that I wanted to explore something different after England. But there are also things that might make me stay.

“After the World Cup, I wanted to leave, but in the end I stayed at Chelsea and I’m playing one of best seasons so far.

“So I don’t think that I need a different challenge. But that doesn’t mean that I will become better.”

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