Jamie Carragher has responded after being mocked online over Manchester United’s incoming deal for Wout Weghorst.

United are on the verge of sealing a loan deal for the Dutch striker, reports BBC Sport.

Weghorst stands at a colossal 6ft 6″, the other end of the scale to United centre-back Lisandro Martinez.

Martinez is now a World Cup winner with Argentina, and has been a titan in defence for Manchester United this campaign, shaking off early criticism from pundits, including Carragher.

Carragher reacts after being mocked

Manchester United’s move for Lisandro Martinez was harshly critiqued by Carragher two games into the season.

He told Sky Sports: “Now, we should never judge managers or players too early, but I’m convinced this can’t work because the size of him playing in a back four.

“Maybe he could go left-back, maybe he could play in a back three, but in a back four, he cannot play there in the Premier League.”

His comments have aged about as well as Alan Hansen’s ‘You can’t win anything with kids’ comment back in 1995, but the pundit is yet to backtrack and admit he was wrong.

The closest he has come is his reaction to a viral joke about Manchester United’s signing of Wout Weghorst, with Carragher mocked up with a fake quote saying ‘I think Weghorst is too tall to play in the Premier League. I just don’t see how this can work’.

To be fair, he responded in good humour, with clapping and laughing emojis.

Carragher knows full well that a tall striker can be effective in the Premier League, he played alongside 6ft 7″ Peter Crouch for Liverpool and England.

Weghorst’s arrival makes United a more dangerous side, and he will narrowly tower over Dutch compatriot Virgil van Dijk when the Red Devils visit Anfield later this season.


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