TalkSport pundit Jason Cundy believes that Antonio Conte would be the perfect man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United
Following their humiliating 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool on Sunday and after a run of results that don’t look entirely convincing, reports are suggesting that there is tension in the ranks at Old Trafford, with The Independent claiming ‘players are now openly discussing the possibility of whether a new manager would bring better results’.
And if that change were to happen, Cundy thinks that the former Inter Milan, Chelsea, Italy and Juventus manager Conte would be the best man to take over.
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As heard on the TalkSport Daily podcast (4:58), Cundy claimed that given the work he has done elsewhere, he’d be the perfect man to guide Manchester United over the edge when it comes to moving forward as a club:
“Antonio Conte will improve that team no end, he’s perfect for what they need. I said this years ago, so Conte took Chelsea from 10th to first, with a squad of players that won the title back the year before that… that’s what he can do, that’s how good he is.
“He will sort that defence out, he will get you hard to beat, hard to break down, you’ve got enough players going forward. Trust me, I’m more worried about Conte now, right now going to Man United then I have been about United in years.”
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Recent reports have suggested that Conte has already been ‘sounded out’ to replace Solskjaer, and as Cundy suggests, you can understand the logic as to why they would want him to be the man.
As Cundy says, Conte took over a Chelsea side that had simply lost its way having won the title in 2014/15 and made them Premier League champions, and you could argue that the same platform exists for Manchester United if he took them over.
Having finished second in the league last year and making the Europa League final, there is clearly something there that is working at Old Trafford, it just needs that extra boost to get them into being serious contenders.
If Conte is able to work the same magic that he did at Chelsea and Inter Milan, then he could turn Manchester United back into a force once again given they currently sit eight points off the title race.