The worldwide break may have given José Mourinho a break from the spotlight, but the pressure on him to re-establish Manchester United as title challengers is still growing, after an uninspiring start to the season.
Ian Wright has urged Paul Pogba to start contributing to Manchester United at the same level he has with his national side.
Pogba is quoted as saying: "I'm under contract with Man Utd".
Paul Pogba has spoken out once again about rumours surrounding his future at Manchester United, amid speculation that he could move to La Liga champions Barcelona. There's been a little bit of stuff with the coach, but the relationship is always the same - we have big goals and we want to win a lot.
"Listen, I joke about Manchester City but they are playing great football - it's just that I think Guardiola should be at United".
"He's a great player, and he's a World Cup victor", he said to Sky Sports.
Despite Old Trafford executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insisting that the club are still backing under-fire Mourinho, Zidane has been placed on standby if there is a change of heart.
The Daily Mail says United are keen to offer him a new contract, with his current terms expiring in 2020, but Rashford has been reluctant to put pen to paper.
"He's had two managers now and both managers have found it hard to find him a regular place in the Man United side".