- Alex Ferguson once lauded former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte following the Italian’s exploits in the Premier League
- Conte guided the Blues to the Premier League triumph during the 2016/2017 season and Ferguson applauded the manager
- The Manchester United legend stated that Conte did well during his time with Chelsea, suggesting he could be a perfect replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson seems to have already approved Antonio Conte as speculation over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack intensifies, Mirror reports.
United lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool and there are concerns that Sokskjaer who has continued to receive heavy criticisms will be fired soon.
Although the decision to oust Solskjaer could be taken after their league game against Tottenham, reports suggest that former Chelsea boss Conte is already on the sidelines.
Tension at Old Trafford as Cristiano Ronaldo's 'mocking' reaction to Mohamed Salah goal comes to light
Conte has already shown what he is capable of doing having led Chelsea to the premier League title during the 2016/2017 season.
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And fans are calling on the head of Solskjaer and then Conte as replacement as Ferguson’s comments back in 2017 has now been brought up.
Ferguson told Sky Sports back in 2017:
"Fantastic, you see his energy on the pitch. There's a true saying that the team mirrors the manager, and that's what they've done with him.
"His team have stayed top of the league for so long. They lost to Arsenal and Liverpool early on, but since then they've been up."
Ferguson's previous endorsement could be key to Conte emerging as United's preferential choice should the axe fall on Solskjaer in the coming weeks.
Ronaldo caught mocking someone after a Salah goal
Meanwhile, a clip currently making the rounds on social media has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have mocked someone following one of Mohamed Salah’s goals in their 5-0 win.
The Portuguese sensation was visibly frustrated throughout the 90minutes as Liverpool ran riot at the Old Trafford in front of United fans.
Ronaldo’s temper boiled to a new height when he picked out Curtis Jones with reckless abandon, before he later saw his goal ruled out for offside.
A video shows how Ronaldo gesticulated in a mocking manner when Salah scored his third goal and Liverpool’s fifth of the evening with some suggesting it was at Solskjaer
Wenger identifies problem of Man Utd and Ronaldo
The Portuguese sensation returned to the Old Trafford club on deadline day during the Summer Transfer Window for a fee of around £12million after three seasons with Juventus.
Wenger admitted that it was not a mistake that the club re-signed Ronaldo, he however stated that the former Real Madrid forward has upset the balance of the squad.