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Carrick ‘privileged’ to be Man United goalkeeper after Solskjaer’s ’emotional’ exit

ichael Carrick says it is a “privilege” to be in temporary charge of Manchester United as the interim boss has said he is happy to stabilize the ship for as long as the club needs.

Carrick has been given the reins as the club seek an interim date to accompany them through the summer, and he will be in a dugout for the Champions League clash on Tuesday with Villarreal.

Some have advised the 40-year-old to stay in the hot seat for an extended period, but Carrick insists he isn’t thinking that far.

“It is a privilege for me to hold this position now. I understand the responsibility that comes with this, and now the focus is on our minds and moving forward quickly, ”Carrick said.

“In terms of what I’ve been told and what I understand, and in terms of the thinking process and the state of mind, get the team ready for tomorrow night, doing my best. Obviously, I know the boys very well, I know the staff and the club very well.

“This club has been my life for a very long time now, so it’s the sacrifice and dedication that you have to get and that you have to give. I’m ready to do it, however long it takes, I’m ready to do it for – whether it’s one game, whether it’s two games, whether it’s a little longer than that.

“At the moment, I’m not too sure. It’s not something that worries me, it’s literally about tomorrow. It’s obviously a big game for us in terms of the group stages and trying to get through. I do my job exactly as I know it, I trust the people I have behind me, as well as the staff and the players.

Carrick revealed it was a touching experience on Sunday as Solskjaer was sacked by Manchester United.


The couple had enjoyed working together and Carrick thanked the Norwegian for giving him the opportunity.

“Yesterday was a very emotional time for everyone at the club,” he said. “Watching Ole lose his job yesterday was unfortunately difficult for me.

“It was difficult for a lot of people at the club and I think you can tell by the emotion that reigned yesterday what Ole meant to everyone.

“I want to say a big thank you to Ole, certainly from me and the staff, as well as the players, because I learned a lot from him. He taught me a lot and it was an absolute pleasure to work with him. .


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