MANCHESTER UNITED will be '100 per cent out of the title race' if they lose to Liverpool this afternoon, according to Jamie Carragher.

The Red Devils have stuttered in recent weeks, losing Prem matches to Leicester and Aston Villa, as well as drawing at home to Everton.

Pressure is mounting on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Wednesday's unconvincing 3-2 victory over Atalanta only offering brief respite.

The Norwegian, 48, admitted this week that his team are still playing catch up to the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

And Carragher reckons that their title hopes will be completely over if they lose today.

He told Sky Sports: "You mentioned before about if Liverpool win, is that United out of the title race.

"One hundred per cent that is United out of the title race."

The Red Devils go into the clash four points behind Liverpool in the Premier League table.

And they are already eight points off league leaders Chelsea, with recent poor form leaving them having to play catch up already.

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Solskjaer's men have struggled defensively, conceding ten goals in just eight league games so far this term.

Skipper Harry Maguire returned to the side last weekend, but was out of sorts in the 4-2 defeat at Leicester.

Partner Raphael Varane remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Red Devils boss Solskjaer admitted this week that he doesn't watch Carra and Co on Monday Night Football after receiving criticism from the former Liverpool star.

He said: "I prefer not to watch them. It doesn’t affect me. Of course you see some of the comments once in a while.

“I didn’t know what they were saying now but of course we’ve got Liverpool on Sunday as well so Jamie is always looking at these little things.

“’I’ve got my values, I’ve got my way of managing and I believe in myself and as long as the club believes in me, I’m pretty pretty sure that Jamie Carragher’s opinion is not going to change that."

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