Jamie Carragher claims Manchester United are ‘getting too much criticism’ under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Jamie Carragher claims Manchester United are ‘TOO MUCH criticism’ and there is’ enough to rave about ‘for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side … as the Liverpool legend says they are’ not as far away as humans think ‘of the title.

  • Jamie Carragher thinks Man United is not far from the Premier League title
  • The Red Devils are in second place and have one foot in the Europa League final
  • The ex-Liverpool man claims people are too harsh on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side
  • Carragher thinks United should keep Edinson Cavani and sign a new striker

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher claims that Manchester United are currently being criticized too much and are not ‘as far away as people speak’ of the Premier League title.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently second in the Premier League, ten points behind runaway leaders Manchester City – but also set foot in the Europa League final by beating Roma 6-2 in the semi-final of the first leg on Thursday .

A key feature of the Red Devils’ game this season has been their out-form, with United still on the road at the top this season. Carragher claims this trait means the club could be a force for the top-tier title next season.

Jamie Carragher thinks Man United is not too far from a title challenge next term

Jamie Carragher thinks Man United is not too far from a title challenge next term

United are ten points behind Man City at the top, but are on the eve of the Europa League final

United are ten points behind Man City at the top, but are on the eve of the Europa League final

United are ten points behind Man City at the top, but are on the eve of the Europa League final

The ex-Liverpool defender told the Pitch to post a preview of a podcast: ‘How much jump would it be for Man Utd to win the title next season? Of course it would be a jump.

‘But I actually think Man Utd is being criticized too much for what they are doing at the moment. Man City is phenomenal – we’re talking about a team that was about to do the quadruple and could still do a treble.

Man Utd are ten points behind, but when you see the distance some teams have left in second and third place (the champions in the past), ten points doesn’t sound too bad to me.

‘But I don’t think they are as far away as what people are talking about. Some of the things they’ve done this season I don’t think some of the most famous teams in Man Utd history have achieved, in terms of leaving home for so long without a defeat.

Carragher believes there is 'a lot to be excited about' for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side

Carragher believes there is 'a lot to be excited about' for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side

Carragher believes there is ‘a lot to be excited about’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side

So there is a lot to be excited about, and a lot will come down to whether they can make that final step on the transfer market in the summer. They’ve had a really good season, and they want to end it with a trophy, because Man Utd needs to win trophies. ‘

At the center of the Roma victory was Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, who scored twice for United to bring his total to 12 for the season. The 34-year-old joined late in the transfer window via a free transfer but is third in United’s scoring charts behind Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

Carragher claims Cavani should sign up for another season at Old Trafford, but United should still buy a younger forward in the transfer market – to compliment the likes of Fernandes and Paul Pogba in midfield.

Carragher claims United should extend Edinson Cavani's deal but also attract another forward

Carragher claims United should extend Edinson Cavani's deal but also attract another forward

Carragher claims United should extend Edinson Cavani’s deal but also attract another forward

The Sky Sports pundit added: ‘If you look at Edinson Cavani’s signing, it may have raised a few eyebrows when it initially happened, but he’s been great and I feel it’s necessary now that he’s redrawing.

Bruno Fernandes has been like this since he signed, but we’ve only seen it in glimpses of Paul Pogba. If they could get Pogba to play that way more often, they would be very powerful.

Together they are two of the most creative and qualitatively best players in the Premier League and Ole now seems to have that balance right by playing Pogba from the left.

Carragher also believes Paul Pogba (center) and Bruno Fernandes (right) are key to United

Carragher also believes Paul Pogba (center) and Bruno Fernandes (right) are key to United

Carragher also believes Paul Pogba (center) and Bruno Fernandes (right) are key to United

“I think they might improve as a center-back, but they actually need a young Cavani. That’s what the club needs. They’ve lasted for a few years with Anthony Martial as a striker.

He’s a good player, but I don’t think he’s a great player to take them to a Premier League or Champions League title, and that’s what they need.

“So two players at both ends of the field – a center-back and a striker – and I don’t think they’re that far away.”

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