Jamie Carragher has urged Manchester United to take control and stop first-team players dictating behind the scenes.
The former Liverpool player feels goalkeeper David de Gea and midfielder Paul Pogba are two examples of players that are ‘messing around’ with new contracts as neither have yet commit their long-term future to the club.
United, considered one of the biggest clubs in the world, must start acting like it in the opinion of Carragher and that involves getting rid of players that hold too much power.
‘When I was at Liverpool we weren’t at a team at the top winning things, and you’d have a great player, Stevie Gerrard, Robbie Fowler Luis Suarez, and you think you can’t lose these players he’s everything, we’re not doing great,’ Carragher said on Sky Sports ahead of United’s trip to Everton.
‘I think about that with some of the United players,it feels like (David) De Gea’s messing around with the contract and (Paul) Pogba’s the same.
‘(Anthony) Martial’s just signed one right now, there is this idea that these players can’t leave your club and it will all fall apart, it’s Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world and you’re not exactly pulling up trees with them anyway!’
United travelled to Goodison Park in a real fight to secure a top four finish with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side currently sat sixth and now outside bets to guarantee Champions League football for 2019-20.
The Norwegian boss has suggested a major overhaul is needed in the summer both in the playing staff and management set-up and Carragher feels the club must be decisive if they are to improve their fortunes.
‘Just make a decision, be a big club, make a proper decision,’ he added.
‘Get someone else, its Manchester United. Never forget how big the club is and the power that they’ve got.
‘Don’t ever let these players dictate to the club about signing a contract, showing a poor attitude. Get rid of them.’