Jamie Carragher: This is what could cost Man United the title
Jamie Carragher assesses Man United's title chances after their goalless draw with Liverpool
Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester United’s poor record in the big games this season could end up costing them the Premier League title.
Mourinho’s side produced a defensive performance as they were held to a goalless draw by Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
That result left the Red Devils in second place in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City as they bid to try and win the title this season.
Mourinho’s men struggled to find consistent form in the top flight last term as they ended up sixth in the table in the Portugese coach’s first campaign at the club.
And former Liverpool star Carragher believes that the Red Devils will have to step up their performances in the big away games this season if they do want to try and win the title this term.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Carragher said: “First of all, I should say I had no problem whatsoever with what Jose Mourinho did.
“He’s always done it and I expected it before the game. Jurgen Klopp said afterwards that Liverpool could never play like that; well maybe his Liverpool could never play like that, but my Liverpool did and we did it plenty of times and got results on the back of it.
“I think the criticism will be saved until the end of the season if results in big away games don’t improve and it costs Manchester United the title.”
Manchester United take on Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night as they look to try and continue their 100 per cent record in Europe this season.
They then return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to Huddersfield Town.