Manchester United is currently in a state of uncertainty. The club just lost to their long-standing rivals Liverpool at home (Old Trafford) with an embarrassing 5-0 scoreline.
Despite adding superstars like Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo to a squad which already contained the likes of Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and so on, Manchester United's performance for the majority of the new season has been underwhelming.
After the loss to Liverpool, the call for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked has been fuelled harder and latest reports from (Transferchanger) have claimed that Manchester United has approached Italian manager Antonio Conte to be the successor when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets sacked.
Antonio Conte left Inter Milan this summer having won the league for the Nerazzurri. Although Antonio Conte is a proven winner, I think his method of operation would only hurt Manchester United more and here is my reason why.
Antonio Conte needs a huge budget to sign players that fit his 3-4-3 tactical set-up to win a trophy. Most times, the players he signs do not have much resale value which hurts the club financially.
Taking the Italian manager's time at Chelsea as an example, he signed the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko for 40 million pounds, Danny Drinkwater for 35 million pounds, Michy Batshayi for 33 million pounds, Davide Zappacosta for 30 million pounds and Ross Barkley for 35 million pounds.
These players were signed for a combined fee of 231 million pounds and collectively, they only made 250 appearances for Chelsea hence the club's struggle in selling them.
The same pattern emerged at Inter Milan. Having spent huge wages on the likes of Ashley Young, Alexis Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and so on, Antonio Conte left the club after winning the league. The financial crisis suffered by Inter Milan forced them into selling Romelu Lukaku and also not extending Ashley Young's contract.
Manchester United has a huge source of revenue but having spent big on the likes of Ronaldo and so on, appointing Antonio Conte would result in having to sign more players to fit the the Italian's tactics which could hurt the club financially.
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