Date published: Thursday 14th October 2021 12:07 – Will Ford
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “wasn’t too happy” with his recent column on Manchester United.
Carragher criticised Manchester United legends turned pundits Gary Neville and Roy Keane for making “excuses” for Solskjaer.
United signed Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane in the summer, but recent performances have once again suggested that they aren’t yet ready for a title push.
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And Carragher claimed Solskjaer’s former teammates were being too soft in him.
When asked what has recently annoyed him on the Tony Bellew is Angry podcast, the former Reds centre-back hit out at the former United players.
Carragher said: “It must be something to do with football… and it must be something to do with Neville.
“I did a newspaper column on it – I was with Gary Neville a few days before and we did this YouTube chat about the season with Roy Keane.
“The two of them just make excuses for Ole because they played with him and he’s their mate.
“They were saying, ‘they can’t win the league, they still lack this, they still lack that, the Glazers aren’t putting enough money in, they should be going for Harry Kane.’
“I’m sitting there thinking, ‘you’ve just signed a player that’s won the Champions League four times, you’ve just spent 75million on a winger.
“‘You finished second last season, you didn’t lose a game away from home all season’, and I’m like… ‘there’s only one step to go!’”
The way in which Keane and Neville favour Solskjaer led to Carragher dedicating a column to the matter, which ended up offending the United boss.
He said: “Honestly, it wound me up so much. I went, ‘that is it. I’m doing my newspaper column on it.’
“Ole wasn’t too happy with the column, but I just said it’s time the excuses stop at Manchester United, I’m sick of it.
“It’s always, ‘they still lack this, they lack that’ – every player’s on £50m! You go through the whole team, it’s unbelievable!”