Former sprint king, Usain Bolt, has identified Antonio Conte as the right manager he wants Manchester United to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.
Bolt, a United fan, believes the club should have acted quickly to replace Solskjaer with Conte after their poor start to the 2021/22 season, adding that the Italian would have been the perfect fit at the Red Devils given his track record as a title-winning manager.
The Jamaican also singled out Cristiano Ronaldo for praise, adding that the Portugal captain has been saving Man United in every game they have played so far this season.
Recall that Solskjaer is under immense pressure to turn things around at Man United but is being backed by the club board for the time being to get good results going forward.
Man United passed on Conte in the aftermath of their 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and the former Chelsea manager subsequently took charge of Tottenham Hotspur instead.
“I wanted Conte,” Bolt told The National.
“He is going to do so well at Spurs. He is going to get them organised.
“He has been at Chelsea – he won a title. 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, then at the end of the season he is probably going to find proper players and bring them in.”
He added: “We are going to struggle. 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 relaxing. We pass so slowly. When Alex Ferguson was manager, we had to win because he would demand that you win.”