Although Manchester United have shown a lot of progress under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the past couple of years, the Norwegian’s future remains up in the air. At the end of the day, the club have not won a trophy in four seasons now and after signing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer, they would be expected to end that trophyless streak this time around.
It must said that they have made a brilliant start in the Premier League and currently sit at the top of the league table after the first four games with 10 points. Chelsea and Liverpool have the same number of points and goal difference but Solskjaer’s side have scored more goals.
A 2-1 defeat at the hands of Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League has raised questions about Solskjaer once again though. The Norwegian manager has lost 7 of his 11 games in charge of Manchester United in the Champions League.
One man that the Red Devils have been linked with as a potential replacement is Antonio Conte. And it looks like the Italian manager might be interested if Manchester United made a move for him. As reported by the Daily Mail, Sky Sports reporter Gianluca Di Marzio has said:
‘He would only accept a winning project.
‘So I don’t think he would accept Arsenal and that is why he said no to Tottenham.
‘I think he would only accept if say Manchester United called.’
Will Manchester United make a move for Conte?
Conte has been tremendous over the past decade or so, as he has led a club to the league title in five of his previous seven seasons in management. He has won league titles with Juventus, Inter Milan and Chelsea, and interestingly, none of these teams were the favourites when he took over as their manager.
Thus, it goes without saying that he is a brilliant manager who has the ability to get the best out of the players that he has in his squad.
For the time being though, Solskjaer is expected to remain the club’s manager. While the defeat at the hands of Young Boys was a bad result for Manchester United and has made things tougher for them, they should have enough in the tank to make it through to the knockout phase of the Champions League this season.