Jamie Carragher is revelling in Manchester United’s chaotic summer time thus far, criticising Erik ten Hag’s technique within the switch market and mocking Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit request.
Whereas the remainder of their rivals have all strengthened, the Purple Devils have but to make a signing this summer time and nonetheless haven’t managed to agree a charge for Frenkie de Jong regardless of weeks of negotiations with Barcelona.
The Dutchman is one in all a number of present or former Ajax gamers Ten Hag is concentrating on as he seems to put in his taking part in fashion at Previous Trafford – although it’s an strategy that has prompted criticism.
There are solutions that United’s scouting scope is much too restricted, with Ten Hag nearly completely going after gamers he already is aware of, similar to De Jong, Jurrien Timber, Antony and Lisandro Martinez.
Carragher added his voice to the criticism, quote-tweeting a thread slamming United’s switch technique and writing: ‘Ten Hag has performed them hasn’t he.’
The Liverpudlian’s day received even higher when information broke of Ronaldo’s switch request, with Carragher taunting United fans over the Portuguese star’s potential departure – though he believes it could possibly be a blessing in disguise.
‘Ronaldo did precisely what I assumed he would do, rating targets however make the workforce worse,’ the Sky Sports activities pundit tweeted.
‘The switch request additionally kills the concept he turned down Manchester Metropolis due to his love for Man United.
‘Additionally, why now? Has Ten Hag informed him he is just not a part of his plans or will play a restricted position?? Certainly the tip of final season was the fitting time to inform the membership.’
Carragher’s feedback prompted a rebuttal from fellow pundit Gary Neville, who replied: ‘I get it, you’re filled with your self, however he can flip down Metropolis for United as a result of he likes them extra and nonetheless wish to go away this summer time.
‘He left earlier than however nonetheless beloved the membership. Get pleasure from Saturday night time and your quick interval of success.’
Carragher needed to have the final phrase although, responding: ‘Metropolis didn’t need him you [clown]. And also you’re the identical fella who stored saying it was like Elvis had arrived in Manchester! Elvis has left the constructing!’
Ronaldo has already been linked with Roma, previous membership Sporting Lisbon, Bayern Munich and even Chelsea, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner believed to be eager to remain in Europe and be a part of a membership the place he has a real likelihood of including to his title assortment.
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