– Massimilliano Allegri is reportedly Man United’s number one target to replace Solskjaer

– The Red Devils have recorded poor strings of results in the new Premier League season

– Allegri won five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies during his five-year spell with Juventus

Massimilliano Allegri has been tipped as favourite to take over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, reports in Italy claim.

The Red Devils have had a disastrous start to their campaign in the new Premier League season.

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United are yet to win an away match in 12 attempts since February and have dropped to 12th on the table with nine points from eight matches.

With the defeat to Newcastle at St. James’ Park last weekend, the pressure is now on the 46-year-old who could be shown the exit door by United chiefs.

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Massimilliano Allegri: Man United line up Italian boss as Solskjaer's replacement

Allegri won five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies during his five-year spell with Juventus. Getty Images.
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But according to Italian news media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Allegri is the first-choice candidate should the Norwegian boss be sacked at Old Trafford.

The former Juventus manager won five straight league titles, and four Coppa Italia trophies in is five-year stay at the Turin club.

The 52-year-old also lost in two Champions League finals to Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid during his spell.

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