Wow! Liverpool legend tells Manchester United board ‘do your job’ and speak to Pochettino
Jamie Carragher has warned Manchester United’s board ‘that they would not be doing their job properly’ if they fail to speak with Mauricio Pochettino.
After a very poor start to the new season, Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy took the harsh decision to sack Pochettino, and replace him with Jose Mourinho, who was reportedly interesting the Gunners hierarchy.
United have been chasing Pochettino for seasons and have constantly tried to secure a deal for his services, but Tottenham have been reluctant to let the Argentine leave the club, but now that he is a free agent, they have been linked again.
And alhough Carragher agrees with Gary Neville that Solskjaer should have money to spend in January, he believes United’s board have no option but to begin talks with Pochettino, telling Monday Night football: ‘We can say about any team in this league that they need five or six top players.
‘Let’s not forget Manchester United are the biggest spenders in the summer so it always seem to go back at United… more money, spend more money, spend more money.
‘The money they’ve spent since Alex Ferguson left is just astronomical and look where they are now. In terms of Solskjaer, the top six teams in this country now all believe they should be challenging for the league.
‘There’s always going to be two or three we’re criticising and saying: “are they getting into the top four?” There’s Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are the other one.
‘In terms of Ole, there’s no doubt Pochettino was the one they originally wanted and Solskjaer did so well that it forced United to give him the job.
‘I agree that he should be allowed in January to get what he needs and look after himself but at the top of United, if this continues into Christmas or January, this is Manchester United, one win in 11 away from home since March.
‘With a guy like Pochettino who could take this club forward, they would not be doing their job properly if they weren’t in contact with him.’
Look, United fans love Solskjaer and want to see him succeed as United boss and that is why he will be given enough time to get things right at Old Trafford, but they will moss out on a top boss if they fail to make a move for Pochettino.
He could be a great fit for the United side.
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