Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at Jamie Carragher over claims he is not good enough to win the Premier League or the Champions League.
Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Manchester United and last weekend’s defeat at Leicester was particularly damning. The 4-2 loss, which saw Solskjaer’s side slip into sixth place in the Premier League, was the third straight league game without victory for the Old Trafford club.
Furthermore, it sparked additional questions over Solskjaer’s ability to manage the club, with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher claiming Manchester United would not win the Premier League or the Champions League under Solskjaer’s stewardship.
Solskjaer addressed the media ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Atalanta and made a point out of hitting back at the Sky Sports pundit.
Solskjaer asked about Carragher's comments that #MUFC need a better manager: "I’ve got my values, I’ve got my way of managing and I believe in myself and as long as the club believes in me I’m pretty sure that Jamie Carragher’s opinion will not change that."
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) October 19, 2021
“I’ve got my values,” Solskjaer told reports, according to Goal journalist Charlotte Duncker. “I’ve got my way of managing and I believe in myself and as long as the club believes in me, I’m pretty sure that Jamie Carragher’s opinion will not change that.”
Victory over Atalanta would see Manchester United take a huge step towards qualification to the next round of the Champions League, with Young Boys facing Villarreal in the other group game.