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Man Utd close to appointing new assistant coach
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Man Utd close to appointing new assistant coach

Manchester United are close to finalising a deal for Ewan Sharp to become an assistant coach and analyst. Sky Sports News has been told the former Toronto FC coach is set to arrive from Lokomotiv Moscow, where interim head coach Ralf Rangnick was working before his arrival at Old Trafford. Rangnick first encountered Sharp at New York Red Bulls where he worked as a performance analyst - and the move bolsters United's backroom team following the departures of Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. The Toronto Sun once described how Sharp played an important role in "opposition scouting, match planning, in match and post-match analysis. He also assisted the scouting department in identification and recruitment". Sharp was a member of Chris Armas' coaching st...
Carrick reveals next plan after leaving Man Utd
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Carrick reveals next plan after leaving Man Utd

Outgoing Manchester United interim manager, Michael Carrick, has said he will take some time off with his family, after stepping away from coaching. Carrick announced his shock decision to leave Old Trafford, following his last game in the role against Arsenal. The 40-year-old was unbeaten in three games, winning against Villarreal and Arsenal and holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw. He told Amazon Prime: “It’s not been an easy decision to make to be honest but I feel it’s the right one and I feel quite happy. “I’ve meant to take some time off after I finished playing and I promised the family that we would have some time together and it’s never happened. “It feels like the right time to step away. I’ll be back around the place. I’m not disappearing. But it’s just the right time...
What Ronaldo did in dressing room after being dropped from Man Utd XI – Carrick
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What Ronaldo did in dressing room after being dropped from Man Utd XI – Carrick

Outgoing Manchester United Caretaker coach, Michael Carrick has explained how Cristiano Ronaldo reacted after the Portuguese was dropped for their 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. Carrick surprisingly kept the 36-year-old goal machine on the bench for their trip to London. Man United went ahead through Jadon Sancho but Jorginho equalised for the home side from the spot. Ronaldo, meanwhile, was brought on in the 64th minute but had little impact on the game. Carrick said Ronaldo’s reaction to being dropped was ‘perfection’. “[Dropping Ronaldo] seems like it was a big decision but really, between us and [for] me personally, it wasn’t. You can ask Cristiano. The way he responded was perfection really. “Around the dressing room he was incredible, he supported the players. I...
Michael Carrick names Man United player he really likes
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Michael Carrick names Man United player he really likes

Manchester United caretaker boss, Michael Carrick, has named the Red Devils player he likes. Carrick said he really likes Fred, adding that he admires the midfielder’s attitude and desire to be a key player. The former England international stated this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s clash with Arsenal on Thursday night at Old Trafford. Carrick said, “I think that gets overlooked, the first choice for Brazil in a good Brazil team shows far how Fred’s come since he came to the club. “And hope much he’s improved. I really like him. One of the biggest things is his attitude and desire to be a key player, desperate to put himself out there and play games. “He twisted his ankle against Villarreal in the first half and you’ve seen a lot o...
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash
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Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United supporters are planning a tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked as manager last Sunday, ESPN reports. The fans are planning to unveil a huge flag dedicated to Solskjaer in the Stretford End ahead of Arsenal’s visit in the Premier League on Thursday. The fixture against the Gunners will be the first home game since the Norwegian’s departure. It is understood they have approached the club about the gesture and it has been approved. Solskjaer has since been replaced by Ralf Rangnick, who has signed a six-month contract with the Old Trafford side. However, because of visa issues and COVID-19 rules, Michael Carrick will take charge of the Red Devils for the third time. Solskjaer was fired the 4-1 defeat at Watford after nearly three years in charg...
Michael Carrick hailed for benching Ronaldo as Rangnick takes over at Man United
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Michael Carrick hailed for benching Ronaldo as Rangnick takes over at Man United

Former Tottenham midfielder, Jamie O’Hara has hailed Michael Carrick for keeping Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, describing it as the right tactics. Many football lovers were shocked when the team list came out to indicate that Ronaldo was starting from the bench in United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. O’Hara told talkSPORT that Ronaldo does not see anything wrong in the Portugal international sitting on the bench or not playing at all as the case may be. Manchester United had earlier on Monday announced that Ralf Rangnick will now be in charge at Old Trafford till the end of the season. He took over from Michael Carrick who was there in an acting capacity following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a week ago. “They finishe...
Rangnick could stop Ronaldo from driving to training in exotic cars
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Rangnick could stop Ronaldo from driving to training in exotic cars

New Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, could force Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates to leave their expensive cars at home, according to the UK Mirror. Rangnick’s appointment was confirmed on Monday and he replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 63-year-old has managed 10 other clubs, with his last managerial job being at Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig. The German, made his players use club cars while representing the club and could adopt the same methods at United. Ronaldo, who has a large collection of supercars, could be one of those who may have to swap his flashy cars for travel to and from training. It remains to be seen if Rangnick will be in the dug-out for United’s Premier League clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford this Thursday. Caretaker manager, ...
Michael Carrick’s next move confirmed after Rangnick’s appointment
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Michael Carrick’s next move confirmed after Rangnick’s appointment

The future of Manchester United’s ex-caretaker coach, Michael Carrick and his assistant, Mike Phelan has been revealed. They will remain at Manchester United following the appointment of Ralf Rangnick. Ralf Rangnick, former Schalke 04 manager and celebrated sport director, was confirmed as the interim manager at Manchester United on Monday. His appointment followed the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils boss after a series of poor results. Carrick was handed the role in an acting capacity after Ole’s sack with Phelen as his assistant. But Rangnick will now serve as the interim manager until the end of the season, as confirmed by the club on Monday. Popular Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano said, “Manchester United current coaching staff expected to be con...
Ronaldo Snubs team mates, Coaches after being Benched for 1-1 draw at Chelsea
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Ronaldo Snubs team mates, Coaches after being Benched for 1-1 draw at Chelsea

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel following their 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Sunday. Ronaldo was dropped for the game at Stamford Bridge by caretaker manager, Michael Carrick. However, the 36-year-old came on in the 64th minute to replace goal scorer, Jadon Sancho. After soaking up all the pressure in the first-half, Sancho put United in front when he pounced on a Jorginho mistake before slotting the ball past Edouard Mendy. However, the league leaders drew level, after Jorginho converted from the spot following a foul on Thiago Silva inside the box. It was a disappointing evening for Ronaldo, who appeared to be unhappy with the decision to drop him. He clapped sarcastically at referee Anthony Taylor, over his decision to awa...
Michael Carrick reacts to Rangnick helping Man United in 1-1 draw with Chelsea
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Michael Carrick reacts to Rangnick helping Man United in 1-1 draw with Chelsea

Manchester United interim boss, Michael Carrick has denied claims that incoming interim boss, Ralf Rangnick had a hand in Manchester United’s team selection for their Premier League clash against Chelsea on Sunday. Former United captain, Gary Neville had said he was sure Rangnick had a hand in the game against Chelsea. United picked up a point against Chelsea with Jadon Sancho putting the visitors ahead before Jorginho equalised from the penalty spot. Neville had suggested that the incoming interim manager made the United team selection rather than Carrick, who is in caretaker charge at the moment. And Gary Lineker chimed in and was in complete disagreement with Neville, writing: ‘No chance of this being true. Zero.’ And after the match Carrick was asked abou...
It was penalty – Roy Keane hits Carrick after Man Utd 1-1 draw with Chelsea
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It was penalty – Roy Keane hits Carrick after Man Utd 1-1 draw with Chelsea

Former Man United captain, Roy Keane has hit hard on the club’s caretaker boss, Michael Carrick for saying the referee made a mistake in awarding Chelsea a penalty during the 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Keane said he disagreed with ‘everything’ Carrick said after the Premier League draw. Jorginho’s penalty earned Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, after the Italy International gifted Jadon Sancho the first goal with an error early into the second half. Carrick said he was ‘proud’ of the team after the game, also claiming Chelsea were fortunate to be awarded a penalty after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva in the box. “I don’t think it was a penalty at all,” Carrick told Sky Sports. But Keane slammed his former teammate, saying, “I dis...
I Don’t think it was Penalty – Carrick Reacts to Man Utd’s draw with Chelsea
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I Don’t think it was Penalty – Carrick Reacts to Man Utd’s draw with Chelsea

Manchester United caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Carrack claimed that the penalty awarded to Chelsea against Man United during the encounter was not a penalty. Jadon Sancho had opened the scoring for Man United in the second half before Jorginho equalized for Chelsea from the spot a few minutes later. Wan-Bissaka had caught Thiago Silva with an outstretched leg and kicked the Brazilian on the ankle. The referee immediately points to the spot-kick. Speaking after the game, Carrick said at his post-match press conference, “I don’t think it was a penalty, that was disappointing. “It’s been a tough, tough week, and I am immensely proud of the effort the players put in.” Man United’s next game...
Chelsea vs Man Utd: You’ve to prove – Fernandes hints at why Carrick benched Ronaldo
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: You’ve to prove – Fernandes hints at why Carrick benched Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has hinted why caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, against Chelsea. Carrick raised eyebrows with his decision to drop Ronaldo to the bench for the Premier League clash with Chelsea, despite the Portuguese scoring a goal in Man United’s Champions League win over Villarreal a few days ago. But Fernandes has now insisted that Manchester United players must prove they deserve to start matches every day as he returned to the starting XI against Chelsea and Ronaldo was dropped. When asked by Sky Sports whether he had a point to prove on his return to Man United’s starting XI against Chelsea, Fernandes declared that all players at Old Trafford must prove they deserve to start, regardless of reputation. “We have to prove something every ...
Chelsea vs Man Utd: Michael makes honest confession about Premier League game
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: Michael makes honest confession about Premier League game

Manchester United caretaker manager, Michael Carrick has admitted that the Red Devils don’t have a great record against Chelsea even when they are winning silverware. Carrick explained that Chelsea are a real team over the period of time and a good team currently under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. The former England midfielder stated this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening. “We didn’t actually have a great record, to be honest, for quite some time, even when we were winning things,” Carrick said, as quoted by Man United’s official website. “Maybe we were winning leagues at times and going up against Chelsea, but we didn’t have a great record. “Of recent times, that’s changed a little bit but, at the time, for whatever reason… I remem...
Michael Carrick includes Forgotten Man United star in squad against Chelsea [Full list]
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Michael Carrick includes Forgotten Man United star in squad against Chelsea [Full list]

Manchester United Caretaker boss, Michael Carrick has recalled defender, Phil Jones into the squad for their Premier League game against Chelsea. Carrick added the 29-year-old in the matchday squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash with high-flying Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. Jones has not made an appearance for the Red Devils this season after a long time on the side line due to injury and has only been named as a substitute in the defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup in December. The England international has been working to recover fully and find his way back to the team by playing for United’s Under-23s. He could make his first senior Premier League appearance for the first time in 22 months. The England star was also the traveling team for their Champions ...
Manchester Utd to be without three key players for Chelsea clash
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Manchester Utd to be without three key players for Chelsea clash

Manchester United have confirmed that their caretaker manager, Michael Carrick will be without three key players when they take on Chelsea in a Premier League tie on Sunday evening. Man United, in a post via their website on Thursday, said captain Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane would miss the Chelsea clash this weekend at Stamford Bridge. Maguire was shown a red card in Man United’s 4-1 defeat to Watford last weekend, meaning the England centre-back is suspended for the clash with Chelsea. Meanwhile, Pogba remains sidelined with an injury he picked up while on international duty with France national team. Varane, on the other hand, picked up a thigh injury against Atalanta in the Champions League at the start of November and remains out for this we...
Manchester Utd takes fresh decision on Carrick’s position ahead of Chelsea clash
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Manchester Utd takes fresh decision on Carrick’s position ahead of Chelsea clash

Manchester United have decided that caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, will be in charge of the first team for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea as the club continue their search for an interim manager until the end of the season, Sky Sports News reports. Carrick was placed in temporary charge while Man United conducted a thorough process to appoint an interim manager after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Sunday, before beginning their search for a permanent successor. Recall that Man United sacked Solskjaer on Sunday following their embarrassing Premier League 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. The Red Devils are planning to make a permanent appointment at the end of the season and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is their first choice, with Ajax...
Scholes, Ferdinand agree on who should become Man Utd next manager after win over Villarreal
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Scholes, Ferdinand agree on who should become Man Utd next manager after win over Villarreal

Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have agreed that the Red Devils should appoint the very best manager to coach the club. The pair disclosed this following Man United’s Champions League 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday night. Recall that Man United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and temporarily put Carrick to take charge of the first team. Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said: “This is Manchester United. They’ve to have the best in charge! “Michael Carrick is a coach he’s had one game in charge with no experience anywhere else, he can’t. “As much as I like the lad, they can’t appoint him. They need the very best at interim or full time.” On his part, Ferdinand agreed with Scholes, adding: “I don’t think they’ll give it to Michael. “One thing cert...
Jamie Carragher mocks Rio Ferdinand after Man Utd’s 2-0 win over Villarreal
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Jamie Carragher mocks Rio Ferdinand after Man Utd’s 2-0 win over Villarreal

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has told Manchester United to give the vacant permanent job position to caretaker manager, Michael Carrick. The former Premier League star also mocked United legend, Rio Ferdinand’s memorable ‘Ole’s at the wheel’ outburst. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday and Carrick was placed as the caretaker manager as the club’s hierarchy search for a more experienced gaffer. Carrick led United to a 2-0 win against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night. When United knocked PSG out of the Champions League in March 2019, Rio Ferdinand called on the club to give Solskjaer the United job immediately when he was standing in on an interim basis. He had said, “…Let him sign the contract. Ole’s at the wheel, man. Man United are back!” An...
Man Utd facing huge bill when Solskjaer’s coaches leave
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Man Utd facing huge bill when Solskjaer’s coaches leave

Manchester United are facing to pay millions in compensation to outgoing coaches after giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff new three-year contracts just weeks ago. Solskjaer was fired on Sunday morning following a 4-1 loss at Watford. His dismissal came less than four months after he signed a new deal at Old Trafford until 2024. United have had to pay Solskjaer £7.5m for sacking him with such a long period left on his contract and it looks like they will be hit with another hefty bill. The Daily Mail reports that assistant boss, Mike Phelan signed a new contract in October and coaches Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Richard Hartis all followed suit shortly after. All four men were reportedly given three-year deals. Carrick is now in temporary charge of the first tea...
Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd
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Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has said the entire squad should be held responsible for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack. The England defender said the United squad must take a ‘huge responsibility after the club confirmed Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday. Assistant coach, Michael Carrick has since taken charge and will lead the team against Villarreal in Tuesday’s Champions League. United board decided to sack Solskjaer after the team’s disappointing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. Maguire addressed the media on Monday ahead of that crucial Champions League fixture in Spain and paid tribute to the former manager alongside caretaker boss Carrick. He said the team were ready to accept blame for the run that ended Solskjaer’s losing job. “The players need to take responsi...
You may wait 10 to 15 years before winning titles again – Redknapp tells Man United
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You may wait 10 to 15 years before winning titles again – Redknapp tells Man United

Manchester United has been told that it would take them 10 to 15 years to win titles. Former Premier League professional footballer, Jamie Redknapp made the prediction while wondering why Manchester United even hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the first place. Solskjaer was shown the Old Trafford exit door on Sunday morning, barely 24 hours after the Red Devils were demolished by lowly rated Watford. The Red Devils are currently 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea with Michael Carrick now caretaker in charge. The last time Manchester United won the EPL title was under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and since then, it has been either Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool winning silverware. Redknapp, a former Liverpool star, warned that the Old Trafford landlords could now hav...
Man United set to snub Zidane, appoint Alex Ferguson’s choice as manager
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Man United set to snub Zidane, appoint Alex Ferguson’s choice as manager

Manchester United have opened talks with former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino as the replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked earlier on Sunday. The Red Devils’ hierarchy wants to hire Pochettino, who is Sir Alex Ferguson’s choice to take over Old Trafford, talkSPORT reports. Former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane had before appeared as the number one target for the vacant job at Old Trafford. Solskjaer was shown the Old Trafford’s exit door on Sunday following an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. The club hierarchy has called on assistant manager, Michael Carrick to step up on caretaker capacity and the former midfielder may be in place until the end of the season. The hierarchy at Old Trafford now feels they can bring former Tottenham mana...
Man United Coach to Replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers
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Man United Coach to Replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Manchester United first-team coach, Michael Carrick will be taking over at Scottish Premier League champions, Glasgow Rangers, according to former midfielder, Charlie Adam. Steven Gerrard left Glasgow last week to take up a new role as Aston Villa manager. Giovanni van Bronckhorst is said to be the favourite to land the job with the likes of John Terry and Frank Lampard, both Chelsea legends, also in the frame. But former Rangers midfielder, Adam, believes Carrick is the right man to occupy the vacant position and a ready-made replacement for Gerrard. “I’ll throw a name in the hat: Michael Carrick,” Adam told the BBC’s Sportsound podcast. “He has been at Manchester United, a big club, good coach. It was a gamble with Steven. “Will they go down that same ro...
Man Utd: You’re out of depth, your coaching staff not good enough – O’Kane blasts Solskjaer
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Man Utd: You’re out of depth, your coaching staff not good enough – O’Kane blasts Solskjaer

Former Manchester United defender, John O’Kane, has slammed manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Leicester City on October 16. O’Kane, who spent five years at Man United between 1993 and 1998, said Solskjaer is out of depth at Old Trafford, adding that he and his coaching staff, Mike Phelan, Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick are not good enough to manage the club. He feels Solskjaer must deliver trophies this season because he was brought in to appease the fans. “We know Ole was brought in to appease the fans, because it was toxic under Jose Mourinho,” O’Kane told the Mirror. “Ole has come in and he is a lovely guy – but he’s not the manager for United. He is out of his depth. “Look at the coaching staff he’s got there – they a...
Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers
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Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers

A group of Manchester United supporters broke into the club's Carrington training base in protest at the failed plans for a European Super League before leaving after a conversation with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 20 fans entered United's training ground on Thursday morning, April 22, with banners which read "Glazers out" and "We decide when you play." "At approximately 9 a.m. [BST on Thursday] a group gained access to the club training ground," a United statement confirmed. "The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site." The fans blocked both entrances to the training ground while players and staff were arriving for training ahead of Sunday's Premier League match with Leeds United. In the exchange between fan...
Man Utd Players Set Date To Resume Training
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Man Utd Players Set Date To Resume Training

Manchester United players set to resume training on April 10, the UK Mirror reports. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer grant his squad leave last week, with individual fitness programmes for each player. Their AON training centre at Carrington was then closed due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Solskjaer has met with coaches Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna, to work through plans for the coming weeks. They all reached a decision to give the players another three weeks in effective self-isolation, managing their own fitness and training before bringing them back to Carrington on April 10. United’s fitness team believe that would give them the required time to prepare players for the resumption of the Premier League in early May. “It’s being reviewed weekly ...
Ryan Giggs Names Players that Helped Him at Man United
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Ryan Giggs Names Players that Helped Him at Man United

  Manchester United legend, has identified the players that helped him during the last six years of his playing career at Old Trafford. According to Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Ji-sung Park, Patrice Evra and Michael Carrick aided his switch from left wing to a central midfield position under former Red Devils boss, Sir Alex Ferguson. “The last five or six years of my playing career were probably the most enjoyable,” he told The Coaches’ Voice. “I loved moving into a more central role. You’re involved in the game more, you have more options, the pitch opens up. “At United, I had energy all around me. Wayne Rooney dropping in, Ji-sung Park on the left, Patrice Evra up and down, Michael Carrick next to me. “I was lucky in that respect, but I was also lucky in that ...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Confirmed As Man Utd’s New Interim Manager
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Confirmed As Man Utd’s New Interim Manager

Manchester United confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival as the club's interim manager on Wednesday morning. The Norwegian, who played for United for 11 years between 1996 and 2007, replaces Jose Mourinho, who was sacked 24 hours earlier. Mike Phelan's return has also been confirmed. He is the new first-team coach and will work alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. "Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club," said Solskjaer. Ed Woodward added: "Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles. His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyo...
Mourinho, Pogba, Carrick And Others Meet The Thai Footballers And Their Coach Who Survived Cave Ordeal (Photos)
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Mourinho, Pogba, Carrick And Others Meet The Thai Footballers And Their Coach Who Survived Cave Ordeal (Photos)

The 12 Thai footballers and their coach who were trapped in a cave for more than two weeks before they were rescued met with coach Jose Mourinho at Manchester United's Carrington training ground this evening.   The Twelve boys and their coach from Wild Boars Football Club made headlines around the World when they became trapped in a cave in Thailand back in July.   After their rescue at that time, United tweeted: 'We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season.'   They arrived in England this week and visited Manchester United's Carrington training ground where they posed for photos with midfielders Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera including  manager Jose Mourinho and his assistant Micha...
Michael Carrick: Scott McTominay a Shining Example
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Michael Carrick: Scott McTominay a Shining Example

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says Scott McTominay is a “shining example” to young footballers. McTominay has made 17 appearances in all competitions for United this season, and received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad for their upcoming games against Costa Rica and Hungary. Carrick, who will retire from playing football at the end of the season, hailed the 21-year-old’s hard work and focus which he believes is giving McTominay the best chance of fulfilling an established career. “I think it is quite refreshing to look at Scott and see how he deals with it,” Carrick said ahead of United’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Sevilla. “He goes about his business, he comes in, he is always in doing extra training. He’s desperate to do well and...
Paul Pogba Back To Training After Missing Manchester United’s Game Due To Illness
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Paul Pogba Back To Training After Missing Manchester United’s Game Due To Illness

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has returned to training and is set to play in their Champions League tie at Sevilla on Wednesday. Pogba missed Saturday evening’s 2-0 FA Cup victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium, but trained at Carrington as normal on Sunday morning. He will be hoping to return to Jose Mourinho’s starting lineup, after coming under fire for the nature of his recent performances. Mourinho fielded Michael Carrick, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay in a midfield three at Huddersfield and said before the match that he “didn’t care” about when Pogba would be available again – When asked after the match if Pogba would be available for Seville, he said: “I don’t know. “Yesterday he was working normally with us. We prepared for the game, we...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Phil Jones Fit For Manchester Derby
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Phil Jones Fit For Manchester Derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Phil Jones will be fit for the Manchester derby on Sunday, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed. Midfielder Marouane Fellaini will face a late fitness test but could also be involved, while Nemanja Matic is also available despite struggling with a knock. However, Eric Bailly and captain Michael Carrick remain sidelined and will miss the game with Pep Guardiola’s side, along with the suspended Paul Pogba. “Zlatan is available, Jones is available, Fellaini I have to wait until tomorrow [Saturday],” Mourinho told a news conference. “Carrick is not available, Bailly is not available. Matic is injured but he plays.” Ibrahimovic, who only returned from a cruciate ligament injury last month, missed the 3-1 Premier League win at Arsenal and th...
Injured Manchester United Players Can Rest During International Break – Jose Mourinho
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Injured Manchester United Players Can Rest During International Break – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says his injured Manchester United players can use the international break to regain full fitness, while key squad members can utilise the period to rest. Midfielder Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba have been injured since September and long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are yet to return to action. Mourinho’s team head into the international break following a 1-0 defeat to his former side Chelsea which left United eight points behind Premier League leaders and Manchester rivals City. “We have the group of players which are the ones that we hope will recover as soon as possible,” Mourinho told the club’s official website. “They have to work every day but they are in a good position now. Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Rojo, Fellaini. “They are in good pos...
‘Don’t Ask Me About Kane!’ – Mourinho Shoots Down Questions On Spurs Star
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‘Don’t Ask Me About Kane!’ – Mourinho Shoots Down Questions On Spurs Star

Jose Mourinho headed off questions about Harry Kane's absence from Saturday's Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Tottenham. England striker Kane has fired Spurs to joint-second in the league with United, who will welcome Mauricio Pochettino's men to Old Trafford looking to re-establish a cushion after last week's defeat at Huddersfield Town. A hamstring injury will prevent the league's top scorer from playing, but Mourinho refused to divulge any tactical switches he could make, or his thoughts about taking on a clearly weakened opponent. Mourinho began his news conference: "Because I know the question I don't need the question, I'll answer. "I don't speak about injured players so don't ask me about Harry Kane, because to speak about Harry Kane I have to speak...
Mourinho To Park The Bus Again? Man Utd Boss Would Take Another Draw Against Benfica
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Mourinho To Park The Bus Again? Man Utd Boss Would Take Another Draw Against Benfica

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United would be happy with a point from Wednesday's Champions League trip to Benfica. United were criticised for their approach to a Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday, in which they were accused of playing deliberately for the 0-0 draw. Mourinho's side head into the meeting at Estadio da Luz with two wins from two group games against Basel and CSKA Moscow, and another victory would put them in a commanding position to reach the last 16. However, the 54-year-old feels Benfica are the strongest side they will face – despite the Portuguese side losing their opening two matches – and insists a draw would not be a bad result in their bid to progress. "Our sole objective is to qualify. Within that context, one point away against the strongest of th...
Lukaku And Martial Lead Man Utd In CSKA Rout
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Lukaku And Martial Lead Man Utd In CSKA Rout

Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial put CSKA Moscow to the sword as Manchester United took control of Champions League Group A with a ruthless 4-1 win on Wednesday. Lukaku scored twice at Moscow’s VEB Arena, taking his United tally to 10 goals in nine games, with Martial setting him up twice and netting a penalty before Henrikh Mkhitaryan completed victory. It was United’s first away win in the competition since November 2013 and with Basel thrashing Benfica in the other group game, it left Jose Mourinho’s side three points clear at the top of the pool. “We started so strong. We surprised them with out attitude,” said Mourinho. “They didn’t look as good as they are, because of us. “Lukaku has a great record. We know he is a very good player who can score lots of goals. He is surr...
The Big Change Mourinho Has Seen In Anthony Martial
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The Big Change Mourinho Has Seen In Anthony Martial

The 21-year-old Frenchman was man of the match against Burton Albion in the 4-1 Carabao Cup win as he enthralled the Old Trafford crowd with his box of tricks. And it showed in his face. Earlier in the season team-mate Phil Jones had to encourage him to look happy. After Martial scored against West Ham on the opening day of the season the defender playfully slapped him across the cheek urging him to smile. But Martial now has four goals in seven appearances and the smile is back on his face. “I see a great improvement in the person, in the mood, in the face, in the body language - if you want just a word, in the happiness,” said Reds' boss Mourinho. “He's a happy guy, he's working extremely well. He starts matches, he tries to do well. “He goes from the bench, even it is for 10 minute...
‘Stroke Of Genius’ – Matic The Best Transfer Of The Summer Says Savage
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‘Stroke Of Genius’ – Matic The Best Transfer Of The Summer Says Savage

Former Wales international Robbie Savage has praised Manchester United for their "stroke of genius" Nemanja Matic signing in the summer transfer window. The central midfielder joined from Chelsea for an estimated £35 million and has had an immediate impact at Old Trafford. Savage described the Serbian national, 29, as a "wonderful player" and credits him for Paul Pogba's recent performances. "The more and more I look at it, it looks like a bargain," he told Goal. "Considering his experience and what he’s won in the game. "I think the best piece of business in the window is Matic to Manchester United. That has allowed Pogba to go and produce the displays he’s doing. "United to get Matic to allow Pogba to play as well as he’s playing is a stroke of genius." Savage is baffled as to why ...
Mourinho Pleased To See Man Utd Have ‘Control’ Of Contract Situation
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Mourinho Pleased To See Man Utd Have ‘Control’ Of Contract Situation

Jose Mourinho sees Manchester United in “control” of the future of their players, with only two heading towards free agency in 2018. The Red Devils have several players entering the final year of their current deals, but the vast majority have the option for 12-month extensions. That is the case with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young, while talks are being planned with Marouane Fellaini. Only veteran performers Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be given the opportunity to dictate their own fate, with Mourinho delighted to see United avoiding the struggles which have inflicted certain Premier League rivals – with Arsenal currently paying the price for failing to tie key men such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil down to fresh terms. Mouri...
Herrera: United Must Match Stoke’s Attitude
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Herrera: United Must Match Stoke’s Attitude

Last season's Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year is aware of the hostile atmosphere that will greet the Reds at the Bet365 Stadium with Stoke buoyed by their victory over Arsenal ahead of the international break. Any trip to the Potteries is always a difficult one, and United have not won a league fixture at the venue since April 2013, when Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie scored in a 2-0 triumph. "The Premier League is very long and every team can beat you," Herrera told MUTV. "Now we have to face Stoke, and we've had four seasons without winning there. It's been a good way to start [the campaign] but we cannot relax. "We are ready to face them and, hopefully, the weather is not so bad there because, when it is bad, it is very difficult to play. We are ready. No excuses - let's try ...
Lukaku Will Face A Unique Pressure At Man United – Carrick
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Lukaku Will Face A Unique Pressure At Man United – Carrick

Michael Carrick believes Romelu Lukaku will face a pressure at Manchester United unlike that at any other club. Lukaku, who moved to Old Trafford on a £75m transfer earlier this month, played the second half of United’s first friendly match of the close season, a 5-2 win over Los Angeles Galaxy in Carson City on Saturday. Carrick himself was the subject of a similar big-money move when United bought him from Tottenham for £18.6m in June 2006. He also made the move amid some pressure himself, with Sir Alex Ferguson identifying Carrick as a replacement for Roy Keane, who had left the club six months previously. “The jump is massive,” Carrick told The Guardian. “I found that myself coming from Tottenham. It’s a massive jump. You can’t really explain to people until they’ve gone th...
OAP Murphy Ijemba Says, ‘I Will Quit Radio If Carrick Start For Man U Against Westham’
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OAP Murphy Ijemba Says, ‘I Will Quit Radio If Carrick Start For Man U Against Westham’

On air personality, Murphy Ijemba popularly known as Radio Paparazzi, today promised to quit his job if Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick start against Westham United in the opening game of the new season. Man United manager, Jose Mourinho, today announced that Carrick will be the new captain of the club. Reacting to the news, Murphy said: 'Carrick obviously deserves the new role, but he's definitely going to play a very little part in the team this season due to his age. If he start against Westham, I will quit my work.'
Man United’s Carrick Open To Playing As Long As Giggs Did
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Man United’s Carrick Open To Playing As Long As Giggs Did

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he could keep playing as long as his former teammate Ryan Giggs, who retired at age 40. Carrick, 35, has spent 11 years with United and was already feted at a testimonial match last month at Old Trafford. He signed a new one-year contract last month and told Sky Sports on Friday that he learned a lot about extending his career from teammates like Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville. Asked if he had any set plans about retirement, Carrick said: “I haven’t got an age in mind really, I need to just take it year by year. I said that last year, I said it the year before and I will say it again next year too. “I have learnt a lot off of Giggsy and the likes of Scholes and Gary Neville, who went on to play until their late 30s. “I ...
Ibrahimovic And Pogba End Man United’s 4-Match EPL Winless Run
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Ibrahimovic And Pogba End Man United’s 4-Match EPL Winless Run

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double and Paul Pogba's volley ended Manchester United's four-match winless run in the Premier League and kept Bob Bradley without a victory as Swansea manager. The 3-1 win for Jose Mourinho's United on Sunday means Swansea is only off the bottom due to Sunderland having an inferior goal difference. Bradley, the first American manager in the Premier League, has quickly discovered just how hard it will be keeping the club in the world's richest soccer competition. Swansea's 10-game winless sequence marks their worst run since being promoted to the Premier League in 2011, with Bradley collecting only one point in the four games since he replaced the fired Francesco Guidolin. United is sixth, three points behind Tottenham, which drew 1-1 at Arsenal. Swansea is...

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