Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blasts Jamie Carragher and says hes playing mind-games

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blasted comments made by Jamie Carragher and accused the Liverpool legend of playing mind games.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Sky Sports pundit Carragher praised Solskjaer for doing the best he can, but said United need a better manager if they are to challenge for the biggest trophies.

When asked for his opinion on the debate between the former Anfield star and his colleague Gary Neville, Solskjaer maintained he is not affected by what they have to say.

"No, it doesn't affect me, but of course you've seen some of the comments once in a while," Solskjaer said, speaking before United's crunch Champions League tie with Atalanta.

"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.

'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."

The Red Devils are winless in their last three Premier League games and now face a tricky run of fixtures against Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham, Atalanta again and Manchester City.

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United's 4-2 reverse to Leicester at the weekend increased the pressure on Solskjaer in a season that will be defined by whether he can deliver a major trophy.

Carragher doubts whether that will happen, with the Liverpool legend believing the Norwegian is not at the same level as the other managers he is competing against at the elite level.

"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not win a league title or Champions League trophy as Manchester United manager," Carragher said on MNF. '

"He is not at the level of the other managers – in terms of Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel or Pep Guardiola.

"They've got years of experience behind them in terms of winning big trophies. Ole hasn't got that.

Carragher continued: "Manchester United will only win maybe the FA Cup or the Europa League. If he won one of them, for me, that would make no difference.

"I wouldn't be thinking at all about changing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer right now but Manchester United, at the end of the season, whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won a trophy or not, need to have a better manager.

"That's not a criticism of Ole but they need a manager who can compete with the other managers in this league.

"And Solskjaer, unfortunately and he'll know that himself, and every Man United fan will know that themselves – is not at the level of the other [top] managers in the Premier League."

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