‘Carrick’s at the wheel man, let him sign the contract!’: Jamie Carragher ruthlessly mocks Rio Ferdinand’s premature backing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2019 as Man United book Champions League knockout stage with victory over Villarreal
- In 2019 Rio Ferdinand urged Man United to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a big deal
- The Norwegian was in the early days of his tenure and Rio said ‘at the wheel’
- Solskjaer was finally sacked this week after a run of dismal results
- Jamie Carragher couldn’t help but poke fun as Michael Carrick won his first tie
Jamie Carragher couldn’t help but poke fun at Manchester United and Rio Ferdinand, following Michael Carrick’s first win as interim manager.
United took a crucial 2-0 victory away at Villarreal in the Champions League, which puts them in the driving seat in Group F and secured qualification to the knockout stage.
It was a ray of hope in what has been a dark week for the Red Devils, but one of their former rivals Carragher saw the opportune moment to make a dig.
Rio Ferdinand’s now infamous 2019 tirade in favour of Man United offering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer whatever terms he wants has been ruthlessly mocked by Jamie Carragher
Taking to Twitter, Carragher carefully reproduced a premature tirade by Ferdinand in 2019, in which the ex-United star waxed lyrical about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the BT Sport studio and insisted the Norwegian should be given whatever terms and whatever length contract by the club, in order to sign.
Not long after Ferdinand’s glowing review just over two years ago, United went on to make Solskjaer their permanent manager after an incredible run of 14 wins in 19 games
Michael Carrick’s first game in interim charge saw United qualify for the knockout stages
With Carrick just one win into his spell as caretaker, Carragher was quick to repeat Ferdinand word for word.
He wrote: ‘Man Utd might not thank me, but get the contract out put it on the table & let him sign it, let him right whatever numbers he wants, let him sign the contract. Carrick’s at the wheel man!’
The tweet quickly went viral online, with droves of rival fans using it to taunt the official United account while also reminding Ferdinand personally of his own act of jumping the gun.
United claimed all three points at the Estadio de la Ceramica thanks to second-half goals from club icon Cristiano Ronaldo and summer signing Jadon Sancho – who got on the scoresheet for the first time for his new side.
In 2019 Ferdinand was rubbing his hands in anticipation over Solskjaer but things came to a sour end for the Norwegian manager earlier this week