Man Utd told to ‘bite the bullet’ and sack Ole for ex-Chelsea man

Date published: Monday 27th September 2021 10:31 - Joe Williams

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Man Utd should “bite the bullet” and replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, according to former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor.

Despite only being one point off the summit of the Premier League, the pressure seems to be growing on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to improve his team’s performances.

The Red Devils lost their first Premier League match of the season against Aston Villa 1-0 on Saturday with Bruno Fernandes missing an injury-time penalty.

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New signings Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo were meant to help launch them towards silverware – but Man Utd have now lost three of their last four matches in all competitions.

And Agbonlahor reckons it is now time for Man Utd to sack Solskjaer and appoint former Chelsea boss Conte, who is out of contract after winning Serie A with Inter Milan last season.

Agbonlahor said on talkSPORT: “If I was Manchester United now… Chelsea did it with Lampard….

“They got rid of Lampard, which was hard as he’s a club legend, but they got rid of him, they brought in Tuchel and look what’s happened.

“Manchester United need to now take Ole out of it, give him a job in the board somewhere, bring in Conte, he’ll get better out of these players.

“Even his [Solskjaer] decision’s during the game, Maguire was limping for ten minutes before he brought him off, big managers will take players off if they notice they’re not moving right.

“You need a goal in the last ten minutes of the game and you bring on [Edinson] Cavani who not really played much football this season.

“You got [Jesse] Lingard there who just came on against West Ham and put it in the top corner, you got Sancho who you bought for £70million. I just think some of his decisions, Solskjaer, have been miles off it.

“For me, Manchester United need to bite the bullet now. Bring in Conte who is out there, Zinedine Zidane is out there, bring in a manager who will get better out of these players.”


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