Jamie Carragher has reiterated his view that Manchester United need a “better manager” than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to compete for the top trophies, a view for which the Red Devils boss criticized him this week.
United hit rock bottom, their coach’s words under fire, on Sunday night when they were beaten 5-0 by archrival Liverpool at home, with Mohamed Salah scoring a hat-trick in front of an angry crowd at Old Trafford. .
The result, which saw Solskjaer’s United go down 4-0 at halftime, has raised questions about the Norwegian manager’s future at the club, with Carragher insisting that the Red Devils need a new face on their technical team. .
Jamie Carragher reiterated his view that Manchester United need a better manager than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured)
United were beaten 5-0 at home by Liverpool on Sunday in a crushing defeat for the Red Devils.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher told Sky Sports: “Asking the coaches to be fired, I don’t mean the word fired or someone should go. But we feel comfortable saying that Fred is not good enough and we want a new midfielder.
“Manchester United need a better manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not a Manchester United manager when you want to go to the next level.
Now they are the greats. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will never be Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola or Thomas Tuchel. ‘
Carragher’s expert partner, former United defender Gary Neville, argued that United does not need an experienced coach in charge as he was “totally disappointed” with the Red Devils’ progress with established Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal.
Carragher insists that Solskjaer is nowhere near the levels of his fellow title-chasing managers.
To that argument, Carragher responded, “Just because a (type of) manager has failed before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look for a manager who has a good CV.”
Meanwhile, Neville believes Solskjaer will remain in charge at Old Trafford until the end of the season and the failures of Mourinho and Van Gaal will keep him on the Red Devils bench.
“The reason the board will remain stable is because of what happened with José Mourinho, with Louis van Gaal,” Neville said. They will not bring in a hit man again. He does a job for two years.
‘They will stay with Ole for the season, he needs a trophy at the end of the season. In any other club anywhere, I’d be in trouble tonight. But because of what happened with Mourinho and Van Gaal, they are not going to do that now. ‘
Gary Neville stated that Solskjaer (above) will be given time until the end of the season.
Carragher’s argument that Solskjaer is not the right man for Manchester United at the moment was made earlier in the week when the former Liverpool defender was hosting Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not win a league title or a Champions League trophy as Manchester United manager,” Carragher said at the time. “ He is not at the level of the other coaches, in terms of Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel or Pep Guardiola.
“They have years of experience behind them in terms of winning big trophies. Ole doesn’t have that. Manchester United will only perhaps win the FA Cup or the Europa League. If one of them won, to me, that wouldn’t make any difference.
“I wouldn’t be thinking of trading Ole Gunnar Solskjaer right now, but Manchester United, at the end of the season, whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won a trophy or not, they need to have a better manager.
Carragher said Monday that United need a ‘better manager’ than Solskjaer to win trophies.
“That is not a criticism of Ole, but they need a coach who can compete with the other coaches in this league.
And Solskjaer, unfortunately, and he will know that he himself and all Man United fans will know themselves, he is not at the level of the others. [top] Premier League coaches’.
To that argument, Solskjaer admitted that he would rather ‘not see’ Carragher’s analysis of him on Sky, stating earlier this week: ‘No, it doesn’t affect me, but of course you’ve seen some of the comments from time to time.
Solskjaer spoke out against Carragher’s first comments earlier this week of testing for him.
“ I didn’t know what he was saying now, but of course we also came to Liverpool on Sunday so Jamie is always looking at all these little things.
‘I have my values, I have my way of managing and I believe in myself. As long as the club believes in me, I’m pretty sure Jamie Carragher’s opinion is not going to change that. ”
After United’s 5-0 win at home to Liverpool, which came via Salah’s hat-trick alongside goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota, Solskjaer was adamant that he still believes he is the right manager to the Red Devils.
When asked if he had any doubts about his credentials, Solskjaer told Sky Sports on Sunday night: ‘No. I have come too far. We have come too far. We’re too close to give up now. ‘