Manchester United spending ‘proves Newcastle can’t buy title,’ says Jamie Carragher
Newcastle should learn from Man United’s costly mistakes if they are to win the Premier League before 2030, according to Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher.
The buyout of Newcastle by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund was confirmed earlier this month, making the club the richest club in world football.
The news has shaken their Premier League rivals, with the purchasing power now available on Tyneside leaving many to expect the club to become one of England’s most powerful teams in the near future.
But expert Jamie Carragher believes the money will mean Newcastle “cannot guarantee the titles by being the biggest spender” and that they should learn from United’s failures in the transfer market.
Carragher wrote in the Telegraph: “Manchester United have spent a billion since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and are in 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 spender.
“They have to have the right people in the organization spending them.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has commented on the takeover, saying he expects little change in the near term.
Solskjaer said: “Of course it was not my goal, but I noticed that it had happened. I didn’t think it was going to pass, but now it is and it will change the picture.
“I don’t know the plans of the new owners, I can’t say if they are going to spend a lot of money or what they are going to do. It is a fantastic football club with traditions, I enjoyed it fate when Newcastle was up there [in the 90s].
“In the short term it’s not going to change but in the long term it’s going to be interesting to watch and that’s been the topic of football for the past two weeks and if they can do it with the results that’s what ‘they want.”