JAMIE CARRAGHER believes Manchester United need a better manager as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not compare to the Premier League’s elite.
The Sky Sports pundit compared Solskjaer to Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp after The Reds beat United 5-0 at Old Trafford, as well as Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola.
Jamie Carragher argues Ole Gunnar Solskajer is not on the same level as some elite Premier League managersCredit: AFP
And while Carragher was unwilling to call for Solskajer to be sacked, he was happy to acknowledge the need for a better manager.
He doubled down on his criticism of the Norwegian after the defeat to Leicester, saying on Sky Sports: “On Monday, I wasn’t actually trying to be critical of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I actually think he’s done a really good job to this point.
“But right at this point now to take on Klopp, Guardiola and Tuchel, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, they need a better manager.
“I don’t want to get involved in a slanging match, I know Ole said something back and rightly so, he should back his own corner but, this thing about asking for managers to be sacked, I’m not comfortable saying that when it’s “sacked”, someone should go.
“But when we talk about Manchester United as a team, we’re comfortable saying Fred’s not good enough, McTominay’s not good enough and they need a new midfield player, so I don’t feel too bad in terms of saying United need a better manager.
“Solskjaer is not a manager for United when you want to go to the next level. Now it’s the big boys.
“And Solskjaer will never be Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola or Thomas Tuchel.”
Solskajer hit back at Carragher’s comments on Monday Night Football, saying Carragher’s opinion will not change his values or the way he manages his team.
Solskajer was adamant his side are merely going through a rough patch, though admitted United are now at rock bottom after Sunday’s defeat.
And his position as manager is under pressure with United chief Richard Arnold clearing his schedule to hold talks with Joel Glazer over Solskjaer’s future.
Antonio Conte is rumoured to be a potential candidate for the United job should Solskajer be sacked.
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