Jamie Carragher says Erik ten Hag ‘played’ Man Utd; mocks Ronaldo exit | Soccer

Jamie Carragher says Erik ten Hag lost against Manchester United

The Red Devils are still awaiting their first summer signing (Pictures: Getty)

Jamie Carragher revels in it Manchester United’s chaotic summer so far, which has criticized Erik ten Hag’s strategy in the transfer market and poked fun at Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to exit.

While the rest of their rivals have all strengthened, the Red Devils are yet to make a signing this summer and have still not managed to agree a transfer fee for Frenkie de Jong despite weeks of negotiations with Barcelona.

The Dutchman is one of several current or former Ajax players that Ten Hag are targeting in order to establish his playing style at Old Trafford – although it’s an approach that has drawn criticism.

There is evidence United’s scouting range is far too limited with Ten Hag almost exclusively following players he already knows like De Jong, Jurrien Timber, Antony and Lisandro Martinez.

Carragher added his voice to the criticism, quote and tweet a thread slamming United’s transfer strategy, writing: “Ten Hag played against them didn’t they?”

The Liverpudlian’s day got even better as news broke of Ronaldo’s transfer request with Carragher mock United fans on the Portuguese star’s potential departure – even if he thinks it could be a hidden blessing.

“Ronaldo did exactly what I thought he would score goals but make the team worse,” the Sky Sports pundit tweeted.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United

Ronaldo doesn’t think he can win titles with United (Image: Getty)

“The transfer request also kills the idea that he turned down Manchester City because of his love for Man United.

“Besides, why now? Has Ten Hag told him he’s not part of his plans or will only have a limited role? Certainly the end of last season was the right time to tell the club.’

Carragher’s comments prompted a rebuttal from Gary Neville, who replied: “I understand you’re full of yourself but he can turn City down for United because he likes them more and still wants to leave this summer.

“He’s left before but still loved the club. Enjoy Saturday night and your short streak of success.’

However, Carragher needed to have the last word, replying: “The city didn’t want him from you [clown]. And you’re the same guy who kept saying it’s like Elvis arrived in Manchester! Elvis has left the building!’

Ronaldo has already been linked with Roma, old club Sporting Lisbon, Bayern Munich and even Chelsea, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner reportedly keen on staying in Europe and joining a club where he has a real chance has something to add to its title collection.

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