Carragher urges Newcastle to learn from Man United’s transfer mistakes
Former Liverpool star and now Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has advised Newcastle United to use Manchester United’s expensive mistakes in the transfer market as a case study if they want to win the Premier League before 2030.
It can be recalled that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund took over the Magpies from Mike Ashley earlier this month, making them the richest football club in the world.
This means that the Magpies will have efficient spending power and this would make them a threat to the big boys in the Premier League. The Tyneside outfit are now expected to be one of the most powerful clubs in England in years to come, toeing the path of Manchester City who have been a force since the takeover by Sheikh Mansour.
Regardless, Carragher believes that the money won’t guarantee titles for Newcastle even if they emerge as the biggest spenders in the Premier League, pointing out the situation at Manchester United. In a chat with the Telegraph, Carragher said:
“Manchester United have splashed out a billion since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and are into their ninth season without the Premier League title.
“They are the most obvious example that a football club cannot guarantee titles by being the biggest spenders.
“They must have the right people within the organisation spending it.”
Meanwhile, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has commented on the takeover and stated that he expects little to change in the short term despite the takeover.
Solskjaer said: “Of course, it’s not been my focus but I’ve noticed it happened. I didn’t think it was going to go through but now it has and it is going to change the picture.
“I don’t know the plans of the new owners, I can’t say if they’re going to spend loads of money or what they’re going to do. It’s a fantastic football club with traditions, I enjoyed that spell when Newcastle were up there [in the 90s].
“Short-term, it’s not going to change but, long-term, it’s gonna be interesting to watch and it has been the talk of football the last two weeks and if they can do that with the results, that’s what they want.”