Martin Tyler told former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher to “behave” after making a joke about Manchester United and the referees on Friday night.

The former England international stood with Tyler on the gantry to comment on Fulham v Wolves for Sky Sports at Craven Cottage. The visitors took the lead through Pablo Sarabia on 23′, but Marco Silva’s men responded well and leveled in the second half.

During the coverage of the clash, the conversation turned to Sunday’s Carabao Cup final between United and Newcastle. Tyler suggested that Michael Oliver, who was the referee for the match on Friday night, could attend Wembley to support the Magpies.

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Tyler stated that Oliver is not allowed to referee Newcastle games because he publicly supports the club. Despite this, Carragher was quick to joke that some referees might have a certain fondness for United.

“Obviously you can’t referee the club you support, so it must have been difficult for them to find someone for the Carabao Cup final with Manchester United involved,” Carragher said with a laugh.

Tyler was quick to respond by telling the Liverpool legend to “behave” after the comment, but it was clear Carragher was just making a lighthearted joke.

The Carabao Cup final will be refereed by David Coote, and Erik ten Hag’s side will be looking to win their first trophy since 2017. However, the Reds are unsure if Marcus Rashford will be fit to start the game. He suffered an ankle injury in the second half of United’s 2-1 Europa League play-off win over Barcelona on Thursday night and was substituted in the 88th minute.


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