MORNING, UNITED FANS
Antonio Conte is still looming in the background despite Manchester United’s 3-0 win at Tottenham.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani eased the pressure on Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with their new strike-partnership and brilliant goal apiece.
But Solskjaer will be under fire again if United flop at Atalanta in the Champions League tomorrow night.
And ex-Chelsea chief Conte is said to be high on the wishlist for both the Red Devils and Spurs.
Conte, though, is reportedly ready to bide his time for a new job until the summer, having departed Inter Milan after winning Serie A last season.
Ronaldo sweetly volleyed United’s opener on Saturday before his skilful spin and intricate pass teed up an equally-classy finish from Cavani.
Dropped Marcus Rashford then came on for Ronaldo to round off United’s redemptive win, six days after Liverpool’s 5-0 victory at Old Trafford.
But Ron, 36, insisted afterwards the flak United have faced is ‘normal’ for such a massive club.
He told Sky Sports: “The criticism is so big, it is always there. It doesn’t bother me, I know that one day we are perfect and another day we are c**p.”
“Sometimes life is like that and we have to pass through the bad moments.”
Finally, fringe midfielder Donny van de Beek is again being linked with Arsenal.
The Holland star was tipped to depart last summer, with a loan move still possible in January