You don’t normally expect much love amongst former Liverpool players and current Manchester United stars, but it appears Jamie Carragher is an exception to the rule.
It turns out that Carra is a big fan of new United signing Matteo Darmian. Maybe he’s been hanging about with Gary Neville a bit too much.
Darmian, a £14 million summer capture from Serie A side Torino, has impressed in his debut Premier League season, making himself a mainstay in Louis Van Gaal’s side.
And in his latest column for Sky Sports, Carragher reveals his admiration for the Italian international and his team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin, even if it was a bit through gritted teeth.
The signing of Matteo Darmian at right-back has been very good and Morgan Schneiderlin looks a very good addition. Bastian Schweinsteiger has come in and is improving and playing longer on the pitch now. He is starting more games.
I think Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin will add to what United were perhaps lacking in central midfield, but in the striking department you are still not quite sure yet.
I think they are good signings but I don’t think they are the players who will take the team where Louis van Gaal eventually wants to take them.
Considering the money spent there are still areas that don’t look strong enough to win the Premier League or Champions League, which is what Van Gaal is ultimately aiming for.