Jamie Carragher: Man United don’t need to spend £400m on new signings
The Liverpool FC legend discusses how much investment Man United need to revamp their squad
Jamie Carragher has rubbished the suggestion that Manchester United need to spend £400m to revive their fortunes, insisting that two or three shrewd signings could help to turn around the club’s ailing fortunes.
The Red Devils parted company with Jose Mourinho last week to bring to an end his two-and-a-half season spell in charge of Manchester United after the Portuguese coach replaced Louis van Gaal in 2016.
Manchester United won the Europa League and the League Cup in his first season in charge, before Mourinho led the Red Devils to a second-placed finish last term.
However, Mourinho’s men regressed in the 2018-19 season after losing five of their 17 games in the Premier League before the Red Devils decided to axe their boss.
Liverpool FC moved 19 points ahead of sixth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League table after their 3-1 victory over the Red Devils last weekend to seal Mourinho’s fate after 17 games.
Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sealed a 5-1 win against Cardiff City in the Norwegian’s first game in charge on Saturday.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher doesn’t believe Manchester United need to spend a huge sum of money to revamp their squad.
“I never feel any problem at any club is as bad as it seems at certain times. People are saying about Man United need another £300m or £400m spent on them,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“It’s never as bad as it seems. I’ve been at Liverpool when people were saying the whole team has to go, the manager has to go. Sometimes two or three signings can completely revitalise a club.
“Whoever that manager is, I think there’s a lot of players he can get a lot more out of. This is not a poor squad of players, it could be better in certain areas, of course, but I think there is some really good players in that squad.”
Manchester United signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant in the summer.