Manchester United are in a bit of mess right now. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having a tough time and so are the players.
To be fair, we don’t really care about what the pundits and critics speak or write about us and we especially don’t care about what Jamie Carragher thinks of us, but the Liverpool legend might have a point here.
“Solskjaer is coming out now and questioning players and the same names are coming up. Pogba, Martial. The same players all the time,” Carragher said earlier this week.
“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 [David] 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.
Jamie Carragher went on to say that the Ed Woodward and co. should get rid of all the players who don’t care or show passion for the United shirt:
“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!”
Well, Jamie has a point here. We don’t know what goes on behind the scenes. If the so-called big-name players fail to show the passion and love for our club, they don’t deserve to be here, no matter how talented they are.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be trusted and believed in to make the necessary changes and he must be given the time and investments to do so.