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'A Silly Thing To Say' - Jamie Carragher Takes A Swipe At Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 'Strange' Interview

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'A Silly Thing To Say' - Jamie Carragher Takes A Swipe At Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 'Strange' Interview

Jamie Carragher has laid into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for giving a "strange interview" after Manchester United came from 2-0 down to beat Atalanta 3-2 at Old Trafford.

United found themselves trailing at half-time following goals from Mario Pasalic and Mehir Demiral and were heading towards defeat.


But goals from Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire levelled matters, before Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 137th Champions League to complete the incredible comeback and move the Red Devils to top of Group F.

Image: PA
Image: PA

There had been boos from some sections of the crowd at half-time and Solskjaer was a little critical of the supporters during an interview he did with CBS Sports.

"This crowd should never stop believing in these players," Solskjaer said post-match.

"You do hear a little bit of grumbling. I've been here at this club for 18 years, more or less, and that hasn't happened often. They know they're better than that."


Liverpool legend Carragher gave his immediate reaction to the interview and took issue with Solskjaer's comments about the fans, deeming it "a really silly thing to say".

"I thought it was a strange interview that. The comment he made about the fans was a silly thing to say," Carragher remarked.

"The fans I think won them that game in the second-half.


"Man United, coming in at half-time 2-0 down to Atalanta and I don't think they were that poor but you're going to get grumblings, people who are unhappy.

"It's not just that game, it's a poor run of games and the performance they had at Leicester. When that ground is rocking, it is difficult to stop.

"I have been there as a player and it's difficult to stop, teams get deeper and deeper.

'"he supporters are as important as Cristiano Ronaldo, or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, or the changes he made in the second half.


"It was a really silly thing to say that the supporters should know better when they played such a huge part in winning them the game."

In a chat with BT Sport's Des Kelly, Solskjaer had hailing United's singing section, calling them "the best in the world" and admitting one particular corner "kept everyone going".


On more than one occasion in recent times, Carragher has suggested that Solskjaer has been given preferential treatment in the media from the likes of Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes.

He wrote a newspaper column on the topic, which Solskjaer himself is said to been unhappy with.

On Monday Night Football, Carragher claimed Solskjaer will not win trophies while in charge of United and doesn't believe he is a top-level manager.

In response, Solskjaer accused Carragher of purposely making the comments ahead of this Sunday's game with Liverpool.

"I didn't know what he was saying now but of course we got Liverpool on Sunday as well, so Jamie's always looking at all these little things," Solskjaer stated, as per The Independent.

“I've got my values, I've got my way of managing, and I believe in myself. As long as the club believes in me, I'm pretty sure that Jamie Carragher’s opinion is not going to change that.”

Featured Image Credit: Image: CBS

Topics: Jamie Carragher, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Champions League, Liverpool, Manchester United

Josh Lawless
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