Earlier, before the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign, Chelsea was predicted to have the worst season of the top six Premier League giants according to FootballPredictions.com, due to their two-window transfer ban and the departure of Eden Hazard.
But, no one would have expected Manchester United (who has no transfer ban imposed on them) to put up the poorest of performance among the big six.
This season, so far, has been United’s worst ever start to a season in 30 years. Being managed under club’s legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club has only been able to gather nine points in 8 League matches so far this season.
And due to the poor performance, the Red Devils have been putting up, most supporters and some pundits have called for the Norwegian manager to be sacked, with the hope of returning the team to its former form.
United have suffered two defeats, four draws and two victories in the English Top Flight this campaign with their last defeat handed to them by Newcastle United at the St James Park in their last game which was highlighted as bet of the day.
The club has not put up quite a good form in their Europa League campaign too, as they have so far claimed one victory in two matches, drawing the other.
Should Solskjaer part ways with the Old Trafford outfit, who is the most likely manager to replace him at the club. We will be looking at two potential managers to take over from the ex-Norwegian international.
On the first list is the most likely manager to take over. Allegri has been on the market for a while since his departure from Italian giants Juventus last season. He is also said to be the bookies most favorite.
Reports’ emerging in the media claims that the Italian manager has been learning the English Language in preparation for a potential job in the Premier League. His style of play has been frequently compared to that of United’s former manager Jose Mourinho, which the team will certainly have no problem adapting to it.
The 52-years-old manager was the first and the only manager to win a domestic doubles four consecutive times from 2015 to 2018 in Europe’s top five leagues. He has slowly integrated himself as one of the best managers in the world.
Allegri, in recent times, expressed his desire to manage an English team with Manchester United being his most desired club in the league.
But should the Red Devils decided to part ways with Solskjaer, their director of football, Ed Woodward, should prepare for a battle against Spanish giants Real Madrid and league rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who have both shown interest in the Italian manager.
Erik Ten Hag
49-year-old Ajax manager has emerged as a top target for United in their chase for a manager.
Ten Hag, who became the Dutch club manager in 2017, helped his team to a domestic double last season. His team became favourites to win the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League having sent off Real Madrid and Juventus to reach the semi-finals.
Ajax were so close to reaching the final, but Tottenham were able to mount an astonishing comeback to send the Dutch club back to Amsterdam.
Playing an attacking style of football, Ten Hag might just be a thrilling replacement for Solskjaer at Old Trafford, should the Norwegian be given a way out.
Erik Ten Hag seems to have picked up where left off last season, as his club is leading the top of the Eredivisie table with 7 victories and 2 draws in 9 games so far gone this campaign.
The United board are most likely to hand Solskjaer more time in the Premier League to see if a change could be made in tactics, but if an improvement isn’t made to the team, the club will say goodbye to the Norwegian.