Agbonlahor advises Man Utd to sack Solskjaer, hire Conte or Zidane

"Chelsea did it with Lampard, got rid of a club legend and brought in [Thomas] Tuchel and look what happened," he added.
Agbonlahor advises Man Utd to sack Solskjaer, hire Conte or Zidane
Antonio Conte, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine ZidaneFILE

Aston Villa legend, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has advised Manchester United to fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and replace him with Italian manager, Antonio Conte.

The Norwegian come under fire after the Red Devils sunk to their third defeat in four games on Saturday against Villa and Agbonlahor slammed Solskjaer's poor decision making after the loss.

Solskjaer's was first criticised for substituting Cristiano Ronaldo for Jesse Lingard whose poor back pass gave Young Boys a 2-1 win over United in their opening Champions League match.

The Red Devils sank to another defeat last week at Old Trafford as they crashed out the Carabao Cup, allowing West Ham revenge a dramatic 2-1 loss at the London Stadium a few days earlier.

Bruno Fernandes blew the chance to rescue a point for United by blasting his penalty to the stands moments after Kortney Hause's late header.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Agbonlahor blamed Solskjaer for the miss and opined that Conte who is in search of a new club since leaving Inter Milan last summer is the right man for the job.

Agbonlahor also named ex-Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane who led the Spanish side to three Champions League victories before his second departure at the end of last season as his other preferred replacement for Solskjaer.

He said, "I just don’t think Ole’s the man, if that was [Antonio] Conte he’d be like 'OK [Cristiano] Ronaldo is on the penalty, if you don’t like it Fernandes come and sit with me'. Ole doesn’t have that pull.

"If I was Manchester United now, Chelsea did it with Lampard, got rid of a club legend and brought in [Thomas] Tuchel and look what happened.

"Man Utd 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, [Harry] Maguire was limping for 10 minutes before he brought him off.

"You need a goal in the last 10 minutes and you bring on [Edinson] Cavani who hasn’t played any minutes this season.

"You’ve got [Jesse] Lingard there who scored a late winner against West Ham, you’ve got [Jadon] Sancho who you’ve bought for £70million sitting on the bench.

"I just think some of his decisions have been miles off it.

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