Agbonlahor: Man United should sack Ole and hire Antonio Conte

Agbonlahor: Man United should sack Ole and hire Antonio Conte

Following Manchester United's 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday, Gabriel Agbonlahor has asked the club's management to remove current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and replace him with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

On Saturday, United lost their first Premier League match of the season to Aston Villa at Old Trafford, in a game in which Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty that would have given United a point.

Many fans were perplexed as to why Fernandes was even given the opportunity to take the penalty kick with penalty expert Cristiano Ronaldo on the field at the time.

Solskjaer, according to Agbonlahor, is out of his depth, and the club should look to replace him with Conte, who has previously won the Premier League at Chelsea and the Serie A title with Inter Milan last season.

‘I just don’t think Ole’s the man, if that was [Antonio] Conte he’d be like okay Ronaldo is on the penalty, you haven’t got an if you don’t like it Fernandes come and sit with me, Ole doesn’t have that pull,’ he told TalkSPORT.

‘If I was Manchester United now, Chelsea did it with Lampard, got rid of a club legend, and brought in Tuchel, and look what happened. Man United need to now take Ole out of it, give him a job on the board, bring in Conte and he will get the best out of these players.

‘Even the decision during the games, Maguire was limping for 10 minutes before he brought him off.

‘You need a goal In the last 10 minutes and you bring on Cavani who hasn’t played any minutes this season, you’ve got Lingard there who scored a late winner against West Ham, you’ve got Sancho which you’ve brought for £70m sitting on the bench. 

‘I just think some of his decision have been miles off it, I think United have to bit the bullet and get rid of him, bring in Conte who’s out there, Zidane is out there in order to get better out of these players.’

United will look to bounce back from the loss when they visit Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday, ahead of their Premier League meeting against Everton on Saturday at Old Trafford.

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