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Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher has torn into former Manchester United players Gary Neville and Roy Keane for their staunch defence of Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Carragher has claimed he is “sick” of the analysis by Neville and Keane on United.
The ex-Old Trafford pair played alongside Solskjaer for several years, winning an array of trophies.
And they have often jumped to the Norwegian’s defence when criticism has been aimed at the club’s Premier League performances.
United spent over £120million during the summer transfer window and are widely expected to strongly challenge rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea for the top-flight title.
But Neville, in particular, has been keen to downplay suggestions that his old side should be winning the league – even despite the blockbuster addition of legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
That stance has enraged Carragher, who feels that United should compete for trophies.
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Jamie Carragher has admitted he gets ‘sick’ of Gary Neville and Roy Keane’s Man Utd defence (Image: GETTY)
“It must be something to do with football and it must be something to do with Neville,” the former England defender told the Tony Bellew is Angry podcast.
“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.
Man Utd icon Roy Keane has often defended former team-mate and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Image: GETTY)
“The excuses have got to stop at Manchester United, I’m sick of it. Every player is over 50 million, it’s unbelievable.”
Carragher, who played 737 times for Liverpool, has insisted that he enjoys life better now that he is not playing.
“We all like a day off every now and again, when you’re not really there [because] the game’s not for another four days,” Carragher continued.
“I would be on it constantly, almost where I knew the manager couldn’t leave me out.
“I was too intense, that’s why I didn’t go into coaching and managing.
“I absolutely love my life now. At times when I was a footballer, it was draining and I sometimes think I didn’t enjoy it enough.”