Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has previously lauded the managerial style of Antonio Conte, amid the recent reports are claiming that the Italian is interested in replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the new Red Devils manager.
Following a disappointing defeat against Liverpool, the pressure is high on the Norwegian boss and few reports are also stating that some senior players have lost their faith in him.
Solskjaer’s men displayed a disorganized performance against a well-structured Jurgen Klopp’s side and looked shortage of ideas on how to stop Liverpool attacks. On a few occasions, United players collided with each other which ended up opening the spaces for the opposition.
Therefore, the question mark regarding the Norwegian’s managerial nous has already been raised and the fans are asking for a change. The man who has been mentioned as a potential successor of Solskjaer is Antonio Conte and the former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson had said a few good things about the Italian.
Speaking with Sky Sports back in 2017 the Scotsman stated that the former Inter Milan manager has admirable energy on the sidelines and the manager’s character always reflects on their teams. He said:
“Fantastic, you see his energy on the pitch. There’s a true saying that the team mirrors the manager, and that’s what they’ve done with him. His team have stayed top of the league for so long. They lost to Arsenal and Liverpool early on, but since then they’ve been up.”
Will Manchester United sack Solskjaer and appoint Antonio Conte, obeying the comment of Sir Alex Ferguson?
The recent performances of Solskjaer’s side haven’t been promising to keep faith in the Norwegian for long term success. However, after taking over the managerial position back in 2018, the United legend has transformed the club from a disappointing state.
Bringing Antonio Conte might be a tempting prospect for the Manchester United hierarchy, given the Italian’s record. But, it might not be easy to bring success at Old Trafford as the former Italian manager did on the other occasions.
Conte will ask for financial backing to bring in players and the Manchester United board might not be entertained by that proposition, having already spent over £100 million during the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils will have to make a decision as quickly as possible, given they have a tough couple of weeks ahead. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are the next two fixtures in the Premier League and away to Atalanta in the Champions League is another tough game for Manchester United.