Massimiliano Allegri is appointed as the main name to take over Manchester United

Allegri is appointed as the main name to take over Manchester United

Manchester United are reportedly considering former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri as a potential replacement for under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Following a woeful start to the 2020-21 season which has seen the Red Devils suffer home defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, United players are reportedly expecting the Norwegian to be relieved of his duties at Old Trafford.

The 20-time English champions are believed to have identified former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino as Solskjaer’s successor, but another big name now appears to have come into the equation.

Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast regarding an alleged rift with Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford, journalist Duncan Castles said: “There is a discontent with the club and a discontent with the manager.

“It’s not entirely surprising to me that this has happened, it’s a common pattern in the dressing room – this opinion of Solskjaer.

“Fernandes is notorious for being highly competitive as an individual, he comes across as a very nice and unassuming individual, but talking to those who know him it’s a different story.

“I think this adds significantly to the pressure on Solskjaer. United have this long-standing interest in Mauricio Pochettino.

“But there are other options on the market including Max Allegri, who isn’t in contact with United but would be a candidate.”

Allegri has been out of management since ending his stint at Juventus in 2019, where he won five Serie A titles in a row with the Old Lady.