Manchester United: Michael Carrick decides to leave Old Trafford | Football News

Michael Carrick has resigned as Manchester United’s first-team coach and will leave the club after the end of his tenure as interim coach.

The 40-year-old’s decision to quit was announced before interim manager Rangnick arrived just minutes after he took charge of Thursday night’s 3-2 Premier League win over Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Carrick, who played 464 games for United between 2006 and 2018 and won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League twice, the Champions League, the Europa League and the Club World Cup, served in the coaching staff under Jose Mourinho. and ole. Gunnar Solskjaer.

He said: “My time at this wonderful club will always remain the best years of my career. When I first signed over 15 years ago, I could never have imagined winning so many titles, and I will never forget the great memories as a player and as a member of the coaching staff.”

“However, after much thought and deliberation, I have decided that this is the right time for me to leave the club.

“I want to put on record my thanks to all the players and a special mention to the staff in the back rooms, working long hours with such a wonderful group of people has been a real pleasure and I have made some long lasting friendships.

Michael Carrick won his last match for a caretaker

“I am, and always will be, a Manchester United fan and will attend as many matches as possible. I would like to wish Ralph, the staff, the players and the fans all the best for the future and I look forward to being in the stands and supporting the boys as a fan.”

Manchester United Football Director John Mortog said: “Michael departs with sincere thanks and best wishes from everyone at Manchester United after 15 years of outstanding service to the club as a player and coach. While we are saddened by his passing, we respect and understand Michael’s decision.”

“He will always be known as one of the best midfielders in Manchester United’s history and, more recently, as an excellent coach who has worked tirelessly under two coaches to help develop the strong team that Ralph will now take charge of.

“We are grateful for the consistent leadership that Michael has shown during this period of management transition, and while he is now turning away from daily involvement, he will always be welcomed once again as a legend for the club.”

Ronaldo beats Arsenal

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Manchester United against Arsenal
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Manchester United against Arsenal

Cristiano Ronaldo’s double, which included his 800th career goal, inspired Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford, with the club confirming Carrick’s departure moments after the final whistle.

Watched from the stands by new interim chief Ralph Rangnick, who has been given permission to start work at United, the hosts found themselves behind early on after Emile Smith Roy’s controversial opening (13).

The England international’s shot found the net with David de Gea injured, but with referee Martin Atkinson not blowing his whistle, the goal was finally scored after a VAR check with Fred injuring the Spanish goalkeeper.

United responded through Bruno Fernandes just before the end of the first half before Ronaldo’s historic goal turned the match upside down seven minutes into the second half.

In a head-to-head match, Arsenal found their response just two minutes later through Martin Odegaard, but the 800th goal was quickly followed by the 801 as Ronaldo converted from the penalty spot after Odegaard was penalized for a foul on Fred after a VAR check. .

It was enough to secure a much-needed United win in Carrick’s final game with Rangnick taking the helm in Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace.

With this victory, United, who finished a series of four matches without winning the league at Old Trafford, moved up to seventh place, two points behind fifth-placed Arsenal, who missed the opportunity to move to the top four.

Rangnick starts Man United role after work permit is granted

Ralph Rangnick (AFP)
Ralph Rangnick has left his role as Head of Sports and Development at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow

Ralph Rangnick has been granted a work permit to begin work as the new interim manager of Manchester United.

The 63-year-old German was appointed on Monday, but was waiting for the approval process and necessary paperwork to be completed.

Rangnick was in the stands at Old Trafford for Thursday’s 3-2 Premier League win over Arsenal, with Michael Carrick in charge of United for the last time on his interim spell.

The former Schalke, Hoffenheim and Leipzig coach will speak to the media for the first time in the round on Friday before the opening game of his home spell against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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