Manchester United’s players freely admitted that they expected Antonio Conte – not Ralf Rangnick – to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, according to a report.United’s season started strongly and looked like it would get better following Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-goal debut on his return. However, the Red Devils have endured a tough spell since then.
Ronaldo effectively single-handedly guided them to the Champions League last 16. Still, he has not been able to have the same effect in the Premier League.
As such, Solskjaer got the sack in November, not long after United reiterated their faith in him. They tried – and failed – to get Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino in straight away.
As a result, they went down the interim route and appointed German tactician Rangnick until the end o …