In an impassioned Liverpool defense, Jamie Carragher rips against Manchester United’s transfer mentality.
Manchester United’s transfer policy has been questioned by Jamie Carragher.
Manchester United’s Jamie Carragher has claimed that they have no more excuses for failing to win the Premier League, and has slammed Gary Neville’s suggestion that they need more signings. The Red Devils had a fantastic start to the season by defeating Leeds 5-1 last weekend, but they were held to a dismal 1-1 draw by Southampton on Sunday.
United have spent over £100 million on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer, and it remains to be seen whether they will bring in any other players before the transfer market shuts next week.
Former United defender Neville, speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, questioned why his old team hadn’t gone the “extra mile” to try to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Carragher, on the other hand, believes they should focus less on spending and more on believing that they can compete for the title with their present roster.
“It seems like every time I listen to Gary or Roy [Keane], or any Manchester United fan, the response is always to go out and spend £100 million on someone,” Carragher remarked.
“Go blast the transfer market,” is always the solution. You’re talking about Chelsea pursuing Lukaku, who scored on his debut yesterday, and now everyone is saying, “Chelsea will win the league.”
“Last season, United finished ahead of them, and they purchased Varane and Sancho. I don’t get the impression that Manchester United isn’t capable of competing. I truly believe that if Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, or even Thomas Tuchel had United’s team, they could win the league.”
Since taking over at Old Trafford, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spent much more than Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, according to Sky.
And Carragher intimated that Solskjaer, who has yet to win a trophy during his term, needs to be scrutinized further.
“You’re comparing Liverpool with Manchester United; yes, they’ve followed a similar path, and Solskjaer has done an excellent job, but why don’t you compare it to Man City and Chelsea?” Added he.
“Liverpool didn’t have the financial means to contend for the league straight away, and Tuchel has no intention of doing so.”Brinkwire Summary News”.