‘Getting back out of my lane!’: Jamie Carragher hits back at Patrice Evra after former Manchester United full back had taken swipe at old Liverpool rival for his comments on Cristiano Ronaldo’s struggles at Old Trafford
- Jamie Carragher has hit back at fellow pundit Patrice Evra on social media
- The Frenchman had told the former Liverpool defender to ‘stay in your lane’
- Ex-Manchester United full back was aggrieved over Cristiano Ronaldo claims
Jamie Carragher has hit back at fellow pundit Patrice Evra after the Frenchman took a swipe at him for his criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo was handed the captain’s armband by Ralf Rangnick on Monday evening but he failed to galvanise his team-mates as they delivered another below-par display to lose 1-0 at home to Wolves.
The result has harvested fresh questions over the Portuguese star’s impact since returning to Old Trafford last summer, a question that Carragher addressed back in November during a heated debate with Roy Keane.
Jamie Carragher has renewed his feud with Patrice Evra over Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Carragher has taken to Twitter to reference Evra’s attack on him while on Amazon Prime
‘You finish second and sign Ronaldo at 36 – you’re not going to win the League in four years. If you sign someone at 36 it’s to win right now,’ Carragher stated, before asking: ‘Are they any closer to winning the league?’
Those comments irked Evra, who felt the need to come to the defence of his former United team-mate.
While working for Amazon Prime, the Frenchman said: ‘There’s a lot of talk about this player and I really don’t understand it.
‘Some player like Jamie Carragher, he had 775 games, today Cristiano scored 801 goals. And those kind of people talk about Cristiano.
‘Sometimes I just think people have to stay in their lane and I don’t understand that hate.’
The Frenchman slated the former Liverpool defender for his Cristiano Ronaldo opinions
However, following Monday’s match, Carragher couldn’t help but bite back at Evra.
The Sky Sports pundit took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Getting back out of my lane!’
Carragher has previously gone further with his criticism of Ronaldo, suggesting that the 36-year-old can be a ‘passenger’ when not delivering goals for his team.
‘How can a club the size of Manchester United still rely on a guy who’s nearly 37?’ he previously stated.
‘He was unbelievable, his goal record is unbelievable, but if he doesn’t score he is a passenger in the game. You have to accept that, that’s a fact.
‘If Cristiano Ronaldo went four or five games without scoring, that’s a massive problem for Manchester United.’
The Sky Sports pundit had previously clashed with Roy Keane when discussing Ronaldo