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Manchester United must sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of missing out on Massimiliano Allegri, claims former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.
Allegri is one of the favourites to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford if he lost his job.
Reports in Italian media this week have claimed United are “very close” to appointing the former Juventus boss.
And Hislop says there is no time like the present for United to turn to Allegri.
The Red Devils have suffered their worst start to a season for 30 years, having won just two of their first eight Premier League games.
Hislop believes United must act fast because Allegri would be at the top of other clubs’ lists if they decided to change their manager.
And he reckons the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, for example, would be a more attractive proposition for Allegri.
“If you’re Manchester United, the time is now to act,” Hislop said on ESPN FC.
“If these stories are originating in Italy, you have to think that Allegri or his representatives have played some part in leaking this information.
“And if you’re Manchester United and you’re thinking long term and you’re not convinced by Solskjaer – and let’s be honest why would you? – and you’re starting to think about who the next manager is, Allegri is already at the top of the list.
“But then saying that, any big club who’s considering changing their manager, Allegri would be top of their list as well.
“Manchester United right now are a damaged brand and if somebody else, for argument’s sake let’s say PSG decide ‘we’ve had enough of [Thomas] Tuchel, and then they get involved in the race, PSG is the more likely of the destinations.
“So you act now while he’s still available.”