Carragher: ‘Man Utd need a better manager’ than Solskjaer

Date published: Monday 25th October 2021 9:16 - Jason Soutar

Jamie Carragher during a Sky Sports broadcast

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes “Manchester United need a better manager” than current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian manager is under a relentless amount of pressure following the Red Devils’ embarrassing 5-0 defeat to the Reds on Sunday.

It was Liverpool’s biggest win against Man Utd since 1925 and was the hosts’ joint-worst home defeat in Premier League history.


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Solskjaer was under pressure after a tough start to the season – despite a superb summer transfer window – and after Sunday’s defeat, the 48-year-old could be in danger of being sacked.

And Carragher believes Solskjaer should be replaced to help the club contend with the league’s other top managers:

“I think Ole has done a good job but to take on Klopp, Tuchel and Pep, Manchester United need a better manager,” he said.

“I wasn’t saying that on Monday in a disrespectful way, I feel for Ole – that will be the darkest day in his career.

“I don’t want to get involved in a slanging match, I know Ole said something back and rightly so. I’m not comfortable saying someone should be sacked – but we are comfortable saying Fred is not good enough or Scott McTominay is not good enough so I do not feel too bad saying Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not good enough.

Manchester United need a better manager. Ole is not a manager for Manchester United. He’s done really well but you need someone to take them to the next level. Unfortunately, Solskjaer is not Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola or Thomas Tuchel. It’s staring you in the face.”

Carragher added: “Manchester United should have the best in class – the best managers and coaches in the world. If you have Ole as the manager you should have someone like Carlos Queiroz as the assistant coach.

“You cannot have people learning on the job who have never been at the club of that size. They have got Mike Phelan but I do not think he’s a coach, there’s Michael Carrick and Kieren McKenna, they have never coached anyone in their lives.

“You have got to have someone who has been there and done it. You cannot be learning on the job at Manchester United.”

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