Jamie Carragher sends warning to Jose Mourinho about Man United criticism

The Liverpool legend warns Jose Mourinho about Manchester United's record against their biggest rivals

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Carragher has warned Jose Mourinho that Manchester United will have to start picking up three points at their big rivals.

The Red Devils adopted a conservative approach and showed limited attacking intent at Anfield in the Premier League’s early kick-off on Saturday.

Manchester United’s best chance came to Romelu Lukaku but the Belgian striker was denied his eighth Premier League game of the season by his compatriot Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool had 20 attempts on goal but Manchester United number one David De Gea stopped Joel Matip from close range to secure a point in a goalless stalemate.

Mourinho used a similar tactic throughout the 2016-17 season when Manchester United travelled to their closest rivals as the Red Devils ultimately finished in sixth place in the table.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher warned Mourinho that the Red Devils must starting picking up victories at their fellow title contenders to have a genuine shot at overhauling Manchester City.

“Manchester City have already got six points out six in the head-to-heads with Liverpool and Chelsea,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“Manchester United have had one game and one point against Liverpool and it’s a good result for Manchester United, not a bad result.

“But somewhere along the line he’s got to pick up these points. If he doesn’t, and City continue in the head-to-heads, that’s where the criticism will come that he’s been too negative.”

Manchester City are sitting two points clear of Manchester United in the Premier League title race following the Citizens’ 7-2 win against Stoke City at The Etihad.

The Red Devils signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window.

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