JAMIE CARAGHER has slammed fellow Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Roy Keane for ‘making excuses’ for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Both Neville and Keane played with Solskjaer during their careers at Old Trafford.
And Carragher, who has lined up with Neville about Man Utd on Sky Sports, has called on the pair to defend Solskjaer despite the huge expense, inconsistent results and lack of trophies.
speaking on Tony Bellew is the Angry PodcastThe former Liverpool man said: “It must have something to do with football … and it must have something to do with Neville. I did a newspaper column on it – I was with Gary Neville a few days ago and we did This YouTube chat about the weather with Roy Keane.
“The two of them just make excuses for Ole because they’ve played with him and he’s their partner.
“They were saying, ‘They can’t win the league, they still lack it, they still lack it, the Glazers aren’t putting in enough money, they should go for Harry Kane.
‘I’m sitting there thinking,’ You just signed a player who won the Champions League four times, you just spent £75m on a winger. You finished second last season, you haven’t lost a game away from home in an entire season’, and I’m like… ‘There’s only one step to go!’
“Honestly, it injured me a lot. I went, ‘It’s done. I’m doing my newspaper column on this’.
“Ole wasn’t very happy with the column, but I just said it’s time to stop making excuses at Manchester United, I’m sick of it.
“It’s always, ‘They still have it, they still have it’ – each player is on £50m! You go through the whole team, it’s unbelievable!”
Solskjaer failed to win the trophy with Man Utd last season, losing on penalties to Villarreal in the Europa League final.
He then signed Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Varane in the summer and started the season on a grand note.
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But last month they lost in the Champions League, the Carabao Cup and slipped to fourth place in the Premier League.
As a result, while the silverware continues to await, Solskjaer has come under pressure from the media and fans.
Next up for the Red Devils is a trip to King Power Stadium to face Leicester on Saturday.