Jamie Carragher claims that Manchester United “get TOO MUCH criticism” and that there is “a lot to get excited about” for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side … as the Liverpool legend puts it, they are “not as far as people think” from the title
- Jamie Carragher believes Man United are not far from the Premier League title
- The Red Devils are in second place and have one foot in the Europa League final
- The ex-Liverpooler claims that people are too tough on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side
- Carragher says United should keep Edinson Cavani and sign another striker
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher claims that Manchester United is getting too much criticism right now and is not as far off the Premier League title as one might imagine.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently runner-up in the Premier League, ten points behind runaway leaders Manchester City. In the final of the Europa League, she prevailed 6-2 in the semi-finals against Roma on Thursday.
A key feature of the Red Devils’ game this season has been their away form, with United still unbeaten in the top division this season. Carragher claims that this trait means the club can be a force for next season’s top title.
Jamie Carragher believes Man United are not far from battling for the title next season
United are ten points behind Man City at the top but are close to the Europa League final
The ex-Liverpool defender told the Pitch to Post Preview podcast: “How much jump would it be for Man Utd to win the title next season? It would be a jump, of course.
“But I actually think that Man Utd is getting too much criticism for what they’re doing right now. Man City are phenomenal – we’re talking about a team that was on the verge of four times and three times more.
‘Man Utd are ten points behind, but when you look at the distance some teams in second and third (the champions in the past) ten points doesn’t sound bad to me.
“But I don’t think they’re as far away as people really speak. Some of the things they have done this season I don’t think any of the most famous teams in Man Utd history achieved anything because they were away from home for so long without losing.
Carragher believes that there is “a lot to inspire” for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side
“So there is a lot to get excited about and it will depend a lot on whether you can take the final step on the transfer market in the summer. They have had a really good season and want to end it with a trophy as Man Utd has trophies to win. ‘
At the center of the Roma win was Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, who scored twice for United to bring his record to 12 for the season. The 34-year-old made a free transfer late in the transfer window but is third on United’s scoring charts behind Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
Carragher claims Cavani should sign up for another season at Old Trafford but United should still buy a younger striker on the transfer market – to congratulate Fernandes and Paul Pogba in midfield.
Carragher claim United should extend Edinson Cavani’s deal but also sign another striker
The Sky Sports expert added, “If you look at Edinson Cavani’s signature, she may have raised a few eyebrows when it initially happened but he was great and I think it’s imperative now that he sign again.
“Bruno Fernandes has been like this since he signed, but we only saw it in the looks of Paul Pogba. If they could get Pogba to play that often, they would be very powerful.
‘Together they are two of the most creative and quality players in the Premier League and now Ole seems to have struck the right balance by playing Pogba from the left.
Carragher also believes Paul Pogba (center) and Bruno Fernandes (right) are the keys to United
“I think they could maybe improve in the center-back but they basically need a young Cavani. The club needs that. You existed with Anthony Martial as a striker for a couple of years.
‘He’s a good player but I don’t think he’s a great player to get them to a Premier League or Champions League title, which is what they need.
“So two players at either end of the field – a center-back and a center-forward – and then I don’t think they’re that far away.”