Watch: ‘Two 36-year-olds up front’ – Carra trolls G Nev over Haaland snub
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher couldn’t help but revel in recent comments made by Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola about Manchester United.
Carragher was on punditry duty alongside Gary Neville for the Friday night Premier League match between Brentford and Watford, but the duo inevitably spent some time talking about their former clubs.
Haaland, 21, is one of the most in-demand youngsters in world football, given his ridiculous goal-a-game return at Borussia Dortmund, but it doesn’t look as though Manchester United will be his next destination.
“Bayern, Real, Barcelona, City – these are the big clubs he can go to. City has won the league title five times in recent years, significantly more than United,” the Norwegian’s agent Raiola, who also represents United’s record signing Paul Pogba, said earlier this week.
The comments went down well with Carragher, who asked Neville “are Manchester City now the big dogs in Manchester?”
Neville bit back, pointing out that Liverpool also weren’t mentioned, before Carragher responded that Jurgen Klopp’s Reds don’t need him – whereas United, who have Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani with a combined age of 70, will soon need to invest in a younger striker.
The former Liverpool defender called the pair “two 36-year-olds” – to be fair, Cavani is only 34, two years younger than Ronaldo.
Gary 🗣 "Were Liverpool mentioned?"
Carra 🗣 "We don't need him, you've got two 36-year-olds up front."@GNev2 gets teased by @Carra23 after Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola didn't name Man United as a potential destination for the player in the summer pic.twitter.com/XXSxbXAQW0
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 10, 2021