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Sir Alex Ferguson's Opinion On Antonio Conte Amid Manchester United Link

Antonio Conte is understood to be open to replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United if the time comes.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has previously hailed Antonio Conte's managerial talents, amid the news that the Italian would consider replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer is under severe pressure at Old Trafford following Sunday's 5-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool and there have been increasing calls for him to be sacked since the full-time whistle blew.

For now, Solskjaer is going about his business as usual, with the Norwegian admitting that he has no plans to resign or walk away from his position, despite his side now finding themselves on a run of four games without a win in the Premier League.

Although United are not expected to relieve Solskjaer of his duties at this moment in time, Conte, who is currently out of work after leaving Inter Milan earlier this year, would be open to succeeding Solskjaer if the opportunity arose, but has reservations about the club's current structure.

If Conte, however, was to become United's next manager, they would be inheriting a boss who has developed a habit of winning during his career and experienced life in England already with Chelsea.

His first season at Stamford Bridge saw him when the Premier League title, with his new-look 3-5-2 system proving fruitful. His side was full of energy and it was an element to Chelsea's play that impressed Ferguson, who hailed Conte for the work he had done with his side.

"Fantastic, you see his energy on the pitch," Ferguson told Sky Sports, speaking back in 2017. "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."

His first season in the Premier League not only saw him guide Chelsea to the title, but it also saw them win 30 of their 38 matches, losing just five.

The following season, although Chelsea were unable to defend their title crown, finishing a very disappointing fifth in comparison with what they had achieved 12 months earlier, Conte did still guide them to a major trophy, winning the FA Cup.

Although the Italian, who is often a sprightly character, only spent two seasons in England, he did leave a lasting impact and has frequently been linked with a move back to the Premier League, so much so he came close to replacing Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur during the summer.

Conte then joined Inter Milan after a year out of management and guided them to both the Serie A title and the final of the UEFA Europa League.

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