‘They have become a laughingstock around the world’: Jamie Carragher SLAMS Manchester United’s ‘shameful’ lack of transfer strategy, and has ‘sympathy’ with fans protesting ahead of Monday’s clash with Liverpool
- Jamie Carragher has criticized the American owners of Manchester United
- He accused them of making the club a ‘laughing stock’ and of not caring
- Carragher felt his strategy to find a new midfielder was ‘shameful’
- The former Liverpool star also came out in support of the United fans’ protests.
Jamie Carragher feels Manchester United’s harebrained approach to signing a new central midfielder has made him a “laughing stock around the world”.
After hounding Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong for months, United quickly switched their attention to Adrien Rabiot and then Casemiro in recent weeks, older players with very different styles.
The rush to sign a midfielder comes after United were unable to replace the departing Paul Pogba all summer, and defeats in the first two weeks of the season against Brighton and Brentford have made the problem even more so. evident.
Jamie Carragher has criticized Manchester United’s American owners for ‘not caring’
He also came out in support of United fans protesting the Glazer family.
Writing in his column in the Telegraph, Carragher said: ‘Look at the Adrien Rabiot deal, which collapsed this week due to the player’s salary demands. If you’re a club like United, you shouldn’t back out of transfers, after agreeing a fee with the selling team, because of salary demands.
They have also spent weeks chasing Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, and now they are trying to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid. From De Jong, to Rabiot, to Casemiro. They are all different players with different styles and ages. What is the plan here? Where is the strategy? This is embarrassing.’
Casemiro is set to join United in a deal worth £60m but may not check in in time to play United’s next game on Monday.
Manchester United are currently bottom of the Premier League table after two games.
The former Liverpool defender also commented on the ongoing protests by United fans against their American owners. He said: ‘[United fans] they have staged protests, they have formed another club at Manchester United’s FC, and their collective anger has even caused a Premier League game to be postponed.
“I was there in May last year, when United supporters stormed the Old Trafford pitch to protest against the Glazer family’s ownership and forced a re-arrangement of the game against Liverpool. I supported those fans then, and I still support their cause now because I understand their feelings.
“Football is hugely important in so many people’s lives, and these fans look at the Glazers and see owners who don’t love or care about their club.”
They will be hoping to pick up their first points of the season against Liverpool on Monday.
He continued: “I was playing for Liverpool when the fans did so much to force Tom Hicks and George Gillett out of the club.
“The fans were relentless and that made a real difference. United fans are now planning more protests against the Glazers on Monday, and that doesn’t surprise me.
‘Under this ownership, United have become a laughingstock. Not just in this country, but all over the world.
Manchester United and Liverpool will be looking to claim their first Premier League wins of the season when they meet at Old Trafford on Monday night.