Jamie Carragher has spoken out about Manchester United’s sacking of José Mourinho.
The 55-year-old former Chelsea boss had experienced an up-and-down season at Old Trafford, with a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday being the Special One’s last match in charge at the club.
Now, the 40-year-old Liverpool legend has offered his two cents on his dismissal.
“Those players have done nothing in a United shirt,” he said on Sky Sports News (via the Daily Mail).
“You say about letting the manager down, they have let themselves down.
“I don’t think they are deliberately not performing well, I don’t think that is ever the case when people talk about if a player is playing for the manager.
“Players need to have personal pride. There have been a few players that Mourinho has brought in who have not delivered.”
The Sky Sports pundit wasn’t done there, especially as he singled out Alexis Sánchez and Paul Pogba for their performances this season.
“I think those two, rather than looking at the manager, they need to look at themselves. They haven’t delivered,” he explained.
“Can a new manager get more out of them? It is a sad thing when a manager comes in and a player performance becomes completely different levels.”
Pogba has been grabbing the headlines after he apparently trolled Mourinho with a social media post.
United legend Gary Neville has already had his say on the World Cup-winning Frenchman’s actions, but it would seem that Carragher was also unimpressed by what he did.
“Pogba’s social media post after the announcement was very ill-advised, I would say,” he said. “I don’t know if it was him or his agent, it wasn’t in keeping with the mood today.
“He should have been more respectful about what had happened. This was a manager who brought him back after he left initially under Sir Alex Ferguson.”
The Red Devils have announced that they will be looking for a caretaker manager to take over Mourinho’s duties for the rest of the season.
“A caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager,” reads United’s statement.
“The club would like to thank José for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”
United assistant manager Michael Carrick will be appointed as interim coach while the club searches for their new caretaker boss.
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