Jamie Carragher Names Two Players Manchester United Should Sell
Jamie Carragher has run the rule over the Manchester United team and thinks there are two first team players that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to get rid of, no matter how big they are.
Solskjaer had turned the club around in the few months after Jose Mourinho had been sacked by United. The former striker going on an incredible run of form, playing good football and taking them to within striking distance of the top four.
Since beating PSG in the Champions League last 16 though things have been heading back towards the dark days.
On Saturday afternoon the Red Devils were well and truly beaten and embarrassed by Everton in a 4-0 loss at Goodison Park.
The performance was one of the worst seen in a post Fergie era that is stacked full of poor performances, under all of the managers who have been in charge.
Even before the game Jamie Carragher was assessing the United team and believed that Solskjaer should sell Paul Pogba and David de Gea in the summer. Speaking on Sky Sports Carragher said:
“Solskjaer is coming out now and questioning players and the same names are coming up. Pogba, Martial. The same players all the time.
“And the only thing I can think of, when I was at Liverpool, we weren’t the team at the top of the league winning things, and you have a great player – think Steven Gerrard or Luis Suarez – and you think ‘we can’t lose this player, this player is everything, we’re not doing great’.
“I think about that with some of the Man United players. It feels De Gea is messing about with his contract, Pogba is the same, maybe Martial has just signed one right now.
“This idea that these players can’t leave your club or it will all fall apart – It’s Man United! It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world, and you’re not exactly pulling up trees with them anyway.
“So if people aren’t showing the right attitude just make a decision. Be a big club and a proper club and say ‘OK. If you don’t accept what we want to do, move on and we’ll get someone else’. It’s Manchester United!
“Never forget how big the club is and the power that they’ve got. Don’t ever let these players dictate to the club about signing contracts, just get rid of them!”
Pogba was the shining light of Solskjaer’s early success, after being left on the bench by Mourinho, but the Frenchman’s form has recently disappeared again.
That’s come at a time when there are rumours of him leaving in the summer and, like a lot of the team, he was anonymous against Everton.
For the second time in a week De Gea was at fault for one of the goals and despite the Spaniard being so good for so long there will be questions about his United future.
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