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Usain Bolt names manager Manchester United should have appointed to replace Solskjaer


Antonio Conte was interested in taking charge at Manchester United (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Manchester United should have replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with proven ‘winner’ Antonio Conte.

That’s according to Usain Bolt, who believes United missed a golden opportunity to hire the Italian before Tottenham swooped for the former Chelsea boss,

Conte was interested in taking charge at Old Trafford after United’s 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool, which heaped the pressure on Solskjaer.

However, the Norwegian is still clinging onto his role and United’s board had reservations over Conte’s personality and tendency to clash with those above him.

But Bolt, who is a lifelong United supporter, feels Conte was he perfect man to replace Solskjaer.

Usain Bolt is a lifelong Manchester United fan (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

‘He [Conte] has been at Chelsea – he won a title,’ Bolt told the The National News.

‘He’s been at Inter Milan – he’s won a title. He’s been at Juve – he’s won a title.

‘Everywhere he goes, he structures the team so well. In January, he is probably going to get one or two players [in at Spurs], then at the end of the season he is probably going to find proper players and bring them in.’

Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the few positives of United’s campaign, with the 36-year-old scoring nine goals in 12 appearances since his return.

Bolt believes the Portugal captain is carrying the side and says they’ll ‘struggle’ in the remainder of the season because the side’s football is not good enough.

‘We are going to struggle,’ said Bolt.

‘Cristiano has saved us every game. One guy has to do all that work. We have not played good football in so long.

‘It is so relaxed. We pass so slowly. When Alex Ferguson was manager, we had to win because he would demand you win.’


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