Jamie Carragher eats his words talking about Manchester United manager Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no stranger to criticism.

The fans are behind him every step of the way and everyone wants to be back at Old Trafford acting as the twelfth man.

However, Solskjaer has found some support in the unlikeliest of quarters.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits his admiration for the Norwegian, based on his decision making to date.

“I actually admire (Ole Gunnar) Solskjaer for putting Pogba on the bench,” Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, as per the Daily Mirror.

“I said here a few weeks ago, after the Crystal Palace game, Fernandes and Pogba, they’re not a midfield together, they can’t play together and they never will be.”

That’s a strong statement and won’t I don’t agree with — but it’s still good to see some support levelled at Solskjaer.

For years Man City swept aside teams with David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and other playmaker type players in the same team. It’s definitely possible that Solskjaer could make a midfield work with both Fernandes and Pogba.

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It’s the sort of headache a manager should want to have as opposed to a hindrance.

Next up in the Premier League is Arsenal — with RB Leipzig beforehand in the Champions League. United need to get back to winning ways in the league after last week’s hiccup against Chelsea.

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