Jamie Carragher backs Gary Neville's stance on Manchester United hierarchy issues

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Jamie Carragher supported Gary Neville's comments regarding the reports that Jose Mourinho is set to be sacked this weekend.

Jamie Carragher has backed Gary Neville's stance on Manchester United's hierarchy issues but feels the players and manager aren't immune from criticism.

Neville was furious over reports that boss Jose Mourinho would be sacked this weekend, arguing the United hierarchy needs to change instead.

The former United captain was responding to the claims in Saturday's Daily Mirror, insisting it's a "disgrace" if they are true, although United have dismissed those reports.

Carragher was working with Neville on Friday Night Football and eventually had his say on the subject on Soccer AM, backing the comments made by Neville.

Carragher said: "I think he is right - although there's more problems than just the board. He knows Manchester United better than anyone. He's as passionate about United as any fan. You can see that in the interview. I think people love it when a pundit speaks so passionately - it's emotional. He's not putting on an act - it's real the way he feels about his own club. I couldn't argue with what he said."

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United play Newcastle on Saturday looking to break a run of four games without a win at Old Trafford.

Carragher delivered his verdict on Mourinho and Manchester United's current form on Monday Night Football, saying performances have been not far away from a "disgrace" and that the manager had lost the dressing room.

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He reiterated his stance, explaining why he has become frustrated with the power associated with the modern-footballer when it comes to putting a manager under pressure.

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Gary Neville reacted angrily to the reports that Jose Mourinho would be sacked regardless of Manchester United's result against Newcastle on Saturday.

He added: "You do have to look at the players, are they doing enough? The manager himself, too. Gary has defended Jose Mourinho. I think we all feel for managers as they are the ones in the spotlight and deal with all the criticism. They are the ones in front of the cameras three or four times a week answering questions, other people can hind behind that.

"Everyone at Manchester United has got to do a lot more.

"They are great supporters at Manchester United - they haven't really turned on the manager or the players too much as it hasn't been good enough, nowhere near good enough for Manchester United - the results and the football being played.

"I said on Monday Night Football it can get to the stage where it becomes untenable and you have to make a change for everybody. I hate the fact that players can get a manager out - I said that he's lost the dressing room but I don't like saying those words. As a player you just go out and play. I didn't play for a manager, I played for Liverpool and I wanted to win for myself and the club.

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"That's what those players should be doing. As a manager your job is to manage, including managing the dressing room and the team.

"There's fingers to be pointed at everyone."

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