Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher defends Man United’s start to the season

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher defends Manchester United after recent criticism of their performances

Jamie Carragher has defended Manchester United’s start to the season after criticism of their defensive performances.

The Red Devils have collected a respectable seven points from their opening three Premier League games of the season to leave them placed inside the top four.

Sooner or later people will want to see a bit more in the performances but at this moment but you can’t complain about the points on the board

Jamie Carragher

However, Louis van Gaal’s side have found the net just twice thanks to Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker’s own goal and Adnan Januzaj’s winner at Villa Park.

But former Liverpool defender Carragher believes United have been subjected to unfair criticism, insisting that results are more important than performances at the start of a season.

“Some are criticising them for their performances this season despite them getting seven points out of nine. It’s an excellent start really,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“Results are always more important than performances. Sooner or later people will want to see a bit more in the performances but at this moment but you can’t complain about the points on the board.”

Van Gaal’s men eased into the Champions League group stage after a 4-0 victory over Club Brugge in the second leg of their play-off tie on Wednesday night.

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But Carragher warned the Red Devils that high-flying Swansea City would provide a stern test of their credentials at Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

“I think it will be a difficult game for United, it’s a difficult place for anyone to go at Swansea now. Garry Monk has made the Liberty Stadium a tough place to go,” Carragher added.

“Swansea are a very good team, and over the last couple of years he’s changed them slightly. They are a lot harder to beat, and I think it’ll be a very good game. Of course Manchester United can go there and win, but it won’t be easy.”

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