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How Jamie Carragher reacted to Manchester United sacking Jose Mourinho

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Various footballing personalities have had their say on the recent sacking of Jose Mourinho from Manchester United.

The 55-year-old certainly had polarising opinions from fans and pundits alike on his reign as boss at Old Trafford.

The ex-Chelsea boss' fate was sealed on Saturday when Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool comfortably dispatched of a Manchester United side simply void of ideas.

Speaking of Liverpool, ex-Red and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has had his say on the departure of Mourinho.

Despite being arch-rival of United's and Mourinho's during his playing career, Carragher's comments ooze respect for the self-proclaimed 'Special One'.

"Those players have done nothing in a United shirt," Carragher said on Sky Sports News, per Daily Mail.

"You say about letting the manager down, they have let themselves down.

"I don't think they are deliberately not performing well, I don't think that is ever the case when people talk about if a player is playing for the manager.

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"Players need to have personal pride. There have been a few players that Mourinho has brought in who have not delivered."

Carragher did single out two in particular though with Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez receiving the brunt of the blame from the former England-international.

"I think those two, rather than looking at the manager, they need to look at themselves. They haven't delivered.

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"Can a new manager get more out of them? It is a sad thing when a manager comes in and a player performance becomes completely different levels."

The ex-Liverpool defender has backed his co-Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville after he reacted to Paul Pogba's temporary Instagram post with 'do one too'.

Pogba's post was online for 10 minutes clearly suggesting he was happy with the decision.

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Carragher said: "Pogba's social media post after the announcement was very ill advised, I would say. I don't know if it was him or his agent, it wasn't in keeping with the mood today.

"He should have been more respectful about what had happened. This was a manager who brought him back after he left initially under Sir Alex Ferguson."

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So Carragher thinks the majority of the responsibility should be on the players, but it's plain to see there is a deeper-rooted problem at the club that could take a while to fix.

Topics:
Jamie Carragher
Gary Neville
Football
Jurgen Klopp
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Alexis Sanchez
Manchester United
Liverpool

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