Michael Carrick’s first game in charge sees United advance to the knockout stages of the UCL.
Michael Carricks’ first game in charge of Manchester United saw the supervising supervisor lead the club to the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday night, his players earning a 2-0 victory at Villarreal.
Previous United midfielder Carrick supplanted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the hole after the Norwegians finished on Sunday, and the team’s performance here was like many appearances under his now former mentor; United were off for much of the game, before Cristiano Ronaldo did what he has usually done this season by scoring late to break the save. Then, Jadon Sancho, at that moment, got his first goal in a United shirt at the last moment, closing the win and getting the Red Devils through to their rival’s round of 16.
It is unclear how long Carrick will be in charge of United, with reports suggesting the clubs’ order could appoint an alternate interval mentor until the end of the term before seeking a super-durable replacement for Solskjaer. Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with United, with Melissa Reddy herself announcing that the PSG manager could move to his current side to move to Old Trafford before next summer. In any case, Pochettino claimed on Tuesday night that he is just as happy in Paris. Follow all the aftermath of United’s victory against Villarreal.