Carragher makes Sky Sports return to punditry
Jamie Carragher made his return to Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football to provide coverage for Manchester United’s Premier League opener against Leicester City.
The 40-year-old had made his official TV return for the broadcasting company on Tuesday, appearing in the Premier League Launch Show alongside Gary Neville.
It was the first time the Liverpool legend was back on screen for Sky having been suspended in March for spitting at a Man United fan and his daughter from his own car window .
As well as apologising to the family directly, Carragher appeared on Sky News shortly after the incident to face up to what he had done.
But it was business as usual for Carragher as the former England defender assumed the role he had so often taken up last season.
Carragher was back alongside regular punditry partner Gary Neville ahead of the fixture at Old Trafford.
The pair stood pitchside with presenter Kelly Cates for the opening game of the Premier League season.
"I have sympathy with Jose Mourinho," he said.
"The reason why is when he came to this club it was on the back of two managerial appointments by Ed Woodward that didn’t work.
"So he got Mourinho in not because he fitted the style but because he wanted to win right now and Mourinho’s a man who wanted to win right now.
"That’s why sometimes he looks for players in their 20s or early 30s because they win.
"You can’t then start saying the philosophy’s changed a few years in otherwise you’ve got the wrong manager.
"You can’t appoint Mourinho and then tell him you want to go back to the old philosphy at United. You brought him in to win now, let him get on with it. If it does fail then let him move on.
"It’s a bit of a halfway house at the moment.
"He should have been allowed to buy whoever he wanted. If it succeed brilliant. If it failed you move on."
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