Michael Carrick insists he is ‘focused’ on Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea

Michael Carrick insists he is ‘focused’ on Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, despite recent news of Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as the Red Devils’ new interim boss.

  • Michael Carrick is focused on Man United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea
  • Carrick took over as the caretaker boss after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired
  • United have now reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become their interim manager


Michael Carrick says he is focused on Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, despite the background noise surrounding the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the new interim boss.

The Red Devils parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday after their 4-1 hammer blow from Watford. As a result, Carrick took over as the caretaker boss while the club searched for their new manager.

Manchester United have now reached an agreement with Rangnick to become the club’s new interim boss until the end of the season, before taking on a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.

Michael Carrick says he is focused on Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carrick said: “My future is in the next two or three days. That’s as far as I’m willing to look.

“That’s the right way to go about it. Football is the kind of thing where you never know what’s around the corner at the best of times.

“All my energy and my mind right now is on Sunday. I have control over what I can control. Everything else isn’t for me to worry about and worry about because I have to win a game of football and I’m looking forward to that.”

Manchester United have agreed to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

Manchester United have agreed to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

However, Pochettino (L) is still the number 1 target to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R) next summer

However, Pochettino (L) is still the number 1 target to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R) next summer

Asked if he has received any guidance on the length of his role from the club, Carrick added: “I didn’t have to ask too many questions, it happened very quickly and this is my role for now and however long it may take.” .

“I’m focused on the next few days and what happens after that continues after that.

“We have to be stable and together, what we showed (against Villarreal). We’ve now had a match, so it’s very different talking now than Sunday afternoon when everything was still fresh.

“Hopefully I’ve already given them (the players) what we need to some extent and made them aware of what we expect.

“I expect the players to give their best and give their best. I say the same to my children.’

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