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Manchester United's tactical problems down to the signing of Ronaldo, says Carragher

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As soon as Ronaldo comes in, Pogba has to play centre midfield to fit all the players in’: Manchester United’s tactical problems are down to the signing of Portuguese superstar, says Carragher… who insists Solskjaer ‘CAN’T play five attacking players’

  • Manchester United’s form has been patchy despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s return 
  • They are sixth in the Premier League following Saturday’s defeat at Leicester
  • Jamie Carragher says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team do not appear to have a plan 


Jamie Carragher says that Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has compounded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problems at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese superstar’s shock return to United in August was greeted with delight by fans and former players. 

But despite his hot streak in front of goal, Manchester United’s form has been patchy and they currently are sixth in the Premier League following Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at Leicester City.

Man United’s form has been patchy despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s hot streak in front of goal

Man United’s form has been patchy despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s hot streak in front of goal

And Carragher says Solskjaer’s team do not appear to have a plan.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, he said: ‘You can’t play five attacking players, you can’t. 

‘Pogba’s got to come out of central midfield. He’s playing there and it comes back to the Ronaldo signing. 

‘As soon as Ronaldo comes in, Pogba has to play centre midfield to fit all the players in. I’m not saying (Pogba) should be out the team, but he’s not a centre midfield in a United shirt.

Jamie Carragher says that Ronaldo has compounded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problems

Jamie Carragher says that Ronaldo has compounded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problems

‘What does Ole do? What’s your idea? I don’t see it in terms of a plan. If you’re going to press, everyone presses. Are they a high pressing team? Not really, not with Ronaldo in the team. This (lack of intensity) wouldn’t be accepted with a Pep or Klopp or Tuchel team. It’s both (a manager and a players problem).

‘Ole will not win a league title or a Champions League at Manchester United. Ole hasn’t got the experience. 

‘This team is a good team, a great collection of individuals. 

‘Manchester United need to have a better manager, they need a manager who can compete with other big teams in the league.’

Carragher says United will not win the Premier League or Champions League with Solskjaer

Carragher says United will not win the Premier League or Champions League with Solskjaer

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