Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher explains why he wanted Man United to win

Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United's win was good news for Liverpool

Jamie Carragher raised a few eyebrows when he celebrated Ander Herrera’s equaliser for Manchester United in the FA Cup on Monday night.

The Liverpool legend took to Twitter to express his delight after United midfielder Herrera levelled the FA Cup fifth-round tie at Deepdale.

Naturally, Reds supporters were slightly bemused considering Carragher’s long-term affinity to the five-time European champions.

Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney scored in the final 18 minutes to set up a quarter-final clash against bitter rivals Arsenal.

And Carragher attempted to explain his bizarre stance, pointing out that United would be better-placed than Preston to halt the Gunners’ run.

However, the former Liverpool defender soon changed his tune on social media after having watched United captain Rooney celebrate his ninth goal of the season.

Carragher’s former side will have to beat Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

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