‘Pochettino has got to get OUT of that club’: Jamie Carragher tells PSG boss to leave for Man United because he has to play Messi, Neymar and Mbappe in the same team… while Thierry Henry insists ‘you cannot defend with seven players’
- Jamie Carragher says Mauricio Pochettino should take the Man United job
- Pochettino has been strongly linked with United after Solskjaer was sacked
- Carragher says boss Pochettino need to get away from the three PSG stars
- He believes Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are holding him back
- Thierry Henry also says the three attackers are preventing PSG from winning
Jamie Carragher says he would take the managerial role at Manchester United if he was Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino is being lined up by Manchester United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following the Red Devils’ embarrassing 4-1 defeat by Watford.
Carragher believes it would be sensible career move for Pochettino, while Thierry Henry agreed with his fellow CBS pundit that the former Spurs boss is unable to set up his team as he wants because of the presence of superstars Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at PSG.
Jamie Carragher says he would take the managerial role at United if he was Pochettino
Pochettino has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United (above) after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following the Red Devils’ embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford
Speaking after PSG’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester City in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night, Carragher told CBS Sports: ‘Pochettino has got to get out of that club.
‘If he’s got the chance to go to Manchester United… I’d be gone tomorrow.
‘I honestly would and it’s because of those three stars [Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar].’
Former Arsenal legend Henry added to Carragher’s comments – criticising Messi, Mbappe and Neymar for their lacklustre performance on Wednesday.
Carragher believes it would be sensible career move for the former Tottenham manager
Thierry Henry says that Pochettino can’t handle Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar
He said PSG have no hope of getting their hands on the European silverware if their Ligue 1 stars continue to neglect their defensive responsibilities.
Henry said: ‘If you want to win the Champions League, you cannot defend with seven players.
‘It is impossible, I don’t care who you are. The full backs are exposed, so it’s virtually a three vs one, three vs two on the pitch.
‘Team that win titles – and the Champions League even more so – have their front-three facing the ball.
‘That way the full backs will feel more comfortable with what’s going on behind them.
‘But right now they’re too exposed. Teams in France cannot expose them, but Man City can.
Henry continued on to say: ‘Pochettino is not allowed to be Pochettino at times with that team.
‘How do you take (Messi, Mbappe or Neymar) off? So he put Angel Di Maria in midfield – but he was exposed and not helping.’
Henry went on to say that Pochettino can not be himself while in charge of the Ligue 1 side
The sentiment was one mirrored on British TV, with Michael Owen suggesting Pochettino could be free to have a more productive impact if he made the switch to Old Trafford.
‘His (Pochettino’s) hands are tied,’ said the former United striker.
‘He can’t drop Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. Of course they are good enough but playing like that they won’t win the Champions League.
‘I think Poch can probably do more with the Manchester United team than he can the PSG team.
‘The PSG team pick themselves but can you mould them into a winning team? I’m not sure. I think you can with Manchester United.’