‘If this continues, they have to be in contact’: Jamie Carragher suggests Manchester United should turn to Mauricio Pochettino if poor form goes on under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Manchester United drew 3-3 with Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon
The Red Devils sit ninth and are already nine points adrift of the top four
- Mauricio Pochettino was linked with the club before and is now available
- The Red Devils sit ninth and are already nine points adrift of the top four
Published:15: EST, (November)Updated:
Jamie Carragher believes the decision makers atManchester Unitedwouldn’t be doing their job properly if they don’t soon make contact with former Totternham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Three goals in seven minutes did little to quieten the detractors who pointed to another largely lackluster performance from United in their3-3 draw at Sheffield United, who salvaged a draw thanks to Oli McBurnie’s 90 th minute equalizer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team now sit ninth in the (Premier League, already nine points adrift of the top four.
Jamie Carragher has suggested that Man United should turn to Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino was strongly linked with United before the Norwegian took charge and Carragher believes he could be the answer now he is available after being sacked by Spurs.
‘There’s no doubt that Pochettino was the one they wanted, but Solskjaer did so well to get the job, ‘the Liverpool legend said during Sky’s Premier League coverage on Monday night.
‘At the top of United, they won’t be doing this right now, but if this continues and there’s a guy like Pochettino available, they wouldn’t be doing their job properly if they weren’t in contact. ‘
Fellow pundit Gary Neville believes that Sunday’s performance was another example of Solskjaer’s men lacking maturity and experience and that it can only be rectified by dipping into the market when it reopens in January.
Pochettino is now available after being sacked by Tottenham following Spurs’ poor start
‘I can expect inconsistency from young players, but wha t you can’t expect is inconsistency from work ethic and attitude, ‘he said.
‘They haven’t got the leaders and the people around them that set the standard. [Juan] Mata is on the bench, [Paul] Pogba’s injured, [Nemanja] Matic is looking to get away. They’re all out on that pitch, young together.
‘They don’t know how to approach a Premier League away game, they haven’t got the experience or the maturity.
‘He [Solskjaer] must demand it [money to spend]. He’s not going to be around to see the fruits of their labor. ‘
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure with his side already well off the top four