On Friday, Juventus confirmed that they would be parting ways with manager Massimiliano Allegri at the end of the season.
Failure to win the Champions League, even after Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at the Old Lady, appears to have convinced the Italian giants to part ways with Allegri and start afresh with a new gaffer.
While the 51-year-old’s departure from Turin has created a buzz around Juve, it has also sparked discussions amongst supporters of Manchester United.
After having sacked Jose Mourinho in December, the Red Devils were also expected to announce the signing of a new permanent manager in the summer of 2019.
However, the Mancunians ended up handing the permanent reigns to interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in March itself, due to the Norwegian’s sensational start to life at the Old Trafford helm.
But things have not gone too well for Solskjaer since his full-time appointment, as his team produced one of the worst finishes to a season, whilst appearing completely uninspiring on the pitch.
And now, with Allegri available in the market, many Manchester United fans have begun wondering how things would have panned out had the club waited until summer to make the decision regarding the full-time managerial position.
Here’s how the Reds’ fan-base reacted on Twitter following the announcement of Allegri’s Juve exit:
Max Allegri Allegri at Juventus:
🏆 11 trophies in five years.
🏟️Two Champions League finals.
Which club should he join next?
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) May 17, 2019
My heart says Solskjaer but my brain says Allegri #mufc
— David Neville (@lil_neville) May 17, 2019
With the likely availability of Allegri and Pochettino, in hindsight, United were probably too quick to give Solskjaer the job.
— . (@Najeebwali_) May 17, 2019
Allegri leaving Juventus then?! That’s another option/reason for united to do the right thing and get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer #MUFC
— _7Mancunia7_ (@7mancunia) May 17, 2019
Imagine if United had just waited and not given Solskjaer a contract prematurely. They could get Allegri now and be far better off because of it.
Thankfully that's not the case.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) May 17, 2019
Man Utd really messed up by giving Solskjaer a contract so soon into last season. Should have waited and potentially could have had Allegri as their new manager.
— Rkgunner (@ArsenalRK) May 17, 2019
Allegri leaving Juve. United fans must be made up they chose Solskjaer
— Harry Watt (@gigHaWatt) May 17, 2019