Manchester United would reportedly consider appointing Massimiliano Allegri as their new manager if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked in the near future.
Solskjaer is under serious pressure at Old Trafford after a miserable start to the new season, which has seen the Red Devils lose two of their opening three fixtures.
Their latest setback plunged his future at the club into serious doubt, with United conceding four first-half Premier League goals for the first time ever in a 6-1 hammering at home to Tottenham.
Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has often been linked with the United post, especially after his departure from the north London outfit last year.
But according to The Transfer Window podcast’s Duncan Castles, Allegri would also be a candidate to take the reins should Solskjaer fall victim to the axe.
While the ex-Juventus boss has not yet been approached by United, it is believed he would be in the running to replace Solskjaer along with Pochettino.
Allegri has been out of work since departing Juve in the summer of 2019, having guided the Italian giants to five consecutive Serie A titles and two Champions League finals.
He also guided AC Milan to league glory in his preceding four-year stint at the San Siro.
It remains to be seen whether United part company with Solskjaer, although Castles insists there is currently a “discontent with the club and the manager”.
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Star midfielder Bruno Fernandes reportedly ripped into the United boss and his team-mates during their hammering against Spurs earlier this month.
According to The Mirror, club match-day officials saw Fernandes storm down the tunnel and then shout in the dressing room: “We are supposed to be Manchester United!”
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An insider is then said to have added: “He laid into team-mates, accusing them of not upholding the proud name of Manchester United. He kept yelling, ‘We are supposed to be Manchester United. This shouldn’t be happening’.
“It was clear that the manager also came under fire because he was going on about the wrong tactics.”
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