Jamie Carragher makes prediction about next Man United manager

Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester United could be lining up Pep Guardiola as their next manager

Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester United will be considering making a move for Pep Guardiola if the Red Devils’ form does not improve under Louis van Gaal in the second half of the season.

United slumped to a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening to compound their misery after they were dumped out of the Champions League at the hands of Wolfsburg last week.

This next few months after Christmas are massively important for Van Gaal

Jamie Carragher

The Red Devils, who are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table after 16 games, have been criticised for their lack of attacking intent in recent games.

And former Liverpool defender Carragher feels that United will be keeping tabs on Guardiola’s situation at Bayern Munich in the coming months.

Speaking on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, Carragher said: “The fans are bored, they’re letting you know that.

“The worst thing is that it looks like the players look bored [too].

“I think this next few months after Christmas are massively important for Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United ‘project’ or whatever you want to call it.

“If it doesn’t improve and there’s that discontent from the supporters, I’m sure Manchester United – along with City – will maybe look at that Pep Guardiola situation because they’re probably thinking that they can’t let one of their biggest rivals get one of the top managers in world football.”

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United, who have been parachuted down into the Europa League, are now gearing up for their Premier League clash at Old Trafford against Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.

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