Manchester United news: Antonio Conte joined Tottenham Hotspur as their new manager in November 2021.
The Red Devils also linked with the former Inter Milan manager after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in October. However, they decided against going for him and named Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager for the rest of the season.
Reportedly, Cristiano Ronaldo vetoed the appointment of the Italian as United’s new manager. Conte has done a fine job since taking charge at Spurs. His team is currently four points clear of the Red Devils in the league table.
Nevertheless, the Manchester-based club have appointed Erik ten Hag as their new manager. The Dutchman will take charge at Old Trafford at the start of the next season.
Manchester United news: Neville back Klopp’s comments on Antonio Conte
Speaking after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp criticized Spurs’ for their negative approach during the game.
Antonio Conte’s team stayed at the back foot for most of the game and enjoyed just 35 percent of possession. They also had just eight shots on goal as compared to the Reds’ 22.
Klopp said: “I am sorry, I am the wrong person to ask about [Spurs’ defending] because I don’t like this kind of football.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville backs Klopp for his comments and believes this is why Conte was not a good fit for United in October. He posted on social media, stating: “I respect Conte and his football enormously but this Klopp interview gives the clear reason why he wasn’t the right fit for United.
Manchester United board rebuffed Rangnick’s request to sign a new attacker in January
The Red Devils’ interim manager Ralf Rangnick revealed that the board rejected his request to sign a new forward in January despite the club losing Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood during that period.
Martial joined Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season, while Greenwood is currently serving a ban for his off-field offenses.
The German manager tried signing Luis Diaz, Dusan Vlahovic, and Julian Alvarez in January. Diaz and Vlahovic joined Liverpool and Juventus respectively, while Alvarez will join rivals Manchester City in the summer.
Manchester United are hoping to qualify for next season’s UEFA Europa League. They are currently sixth in the Premier League table, with 56 points in 37 games. The Red Devils will go up against Crystal Palace for their final league game of the season on May 22.