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at the wheel Jamie Carragher's tweet goes viral as he mercilessly mocks Manchester United

Carragher wasting little time to sarcastically suggest interim boss Michael Carrick should get the job on a full-time basis.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Michael Carrick

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Michael Carrick

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Michael Carrick

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher wasted little time in mocking Manchester United after their progression to the knock-out stages of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

United's players responded to the sacking of their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by beating Villarreal 2-0 in Spain, with Carragher wasting little time to sarcastically suggest interim boss Michael Carrick should get the job on a full-time basis.

United legend Rio Ferdinand famously called for Solskjaer to get a long-term contract after a big Champions League win in Paris in early 2019 and Carragher repeated that same speech as he adapted it for Carrick:

Carrick is not a viable contender to lead United at a time when the club are looking for an interim boss to take the side forward until the end of the season.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is a leading contender for the role, but United insiders have suggested it may be tough to extract him from his current role mid-way through the season.

That has inspired United chiefs to reach out to former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valdere, who has held talks over the vacancy at Old Trafford.

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Jamie Carragher (Peter Powell/PA)

Jamie Carragher (Peter Powell/PA)

Jamie Carragher (Peter Powell/PA)

Valverde has been out of work since being sacked by Barcelona - who were top of La Liga at the time - in January 2020.

The 57-year-old won two Spanish titles and the Copa del Rey during his two-and-a-half-year spell at the Nou Camp, while he is also a three-time Greek champion from his time with Olympiakos.

"I think there's key elements that need to be brought into the squad, somebody that can coach players, improve players," Ferdinand said on BT Sport's Champions League Tonight.

"We've seen many players come through the building, how many of them players have actually improved since coming here? You need someone to bring some sort of fear factor within that dressing room.

"It's not about not playing well, it's not about missing the target with a shot, a pass, a touch, it's little things like the reaction when the ball turns over, when your team loses possession and you might look like you haven't put the effort in.

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Rio Ferdinand won six Premier League titles with Manchester United (John Walton/PA)

Rio Ferdinand won six Premier League titles with Manchester United (John Walton/PA)

Rio Ferdinand won six Premier League titles with Manchester United (John Walton/PA)

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"For some reason or another, you haven't won the duels, the physical battles with your opponent, the manager will suffer someone having a bad touch, misplacing a pass, or a shot but he will not suffer a lack of effort.

"If there's a lack of effort, intensity, desire, you will be hit between the eyes with verbals by the manager and that whole change room will have to sit up and in that second half go out and show that's not us, this is us.

"There the types of things that didn't happen this season, that fear - it didn't seem - and you never really saw reaction enough. That's where my concerns lay with this Man United team this season. Especially after the transfer window with the players that were brought in and that was the concerning thing for me."

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