Jamie Carragher claims Manchester United players are responsible for the club’s downfall

Jamie Carragher has blamed Manchester United’s downfall at the players’ feet.

The former Liverpool defender has criticized the team spirit under Ralf Rangnick, who reminds him of Liverpool under Roy Hodgson.

Commenting in his Daily Telegraph columnCarragher said: “What United supporters might worry about now is that when they look at their team over the last few weeks they remind me of Liverpool under Roy Hodgson.

“There is nothing about them; no passion, no emotion; every game seems flat; they lack energy and fluidity; the players are obviously not enjoying their football.”

The 43-year-old believes it will always be difficult for Ralf Rangnick to repeat the success Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel enjoyed at Liverpool and Chelsea respectively.

But he added that recent reports show the caretaker boss is not to blame for the lackluster performance.

“Already the contrast at Old Trafford couldn’t seem more extreme, but as reports filter through that United players feel disappointed working with Rangnick, it’s hard to disagree with the assessment of Gary Neville that they’re a ‘whinge-bag band,'” Carragher explained.

“There’s not much to like about them at the moment and the Cristiano Ronaldo interview blew up divisions within the dressing room, highlighting the mentality issues.

“I said from the start that signing Ronaldo might expose more problems than it solves. That turns out to be correct, whatever some of his former United team-mates are saying.

“This team lacks the unity and discipline required to challenge City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

“It can only be because the players are unable or unwilling to follow his instructions. It damns them as much as the coach who doesn’t see how to put his plan A into action.”

Marcus Rashford’s display against Aston Villa has left many puzzled and Carragher has joined calls for the striker to improve on the pitch.

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