Carrick step down as Man United manager after win against Arsenal

Carrick step down as Man United manager after win against Arsenal

Michael Carrick says he is leaving Manchester United after the end of his spell as caretaker manager.

Carrick, who was in charge for three matches, announced his decision after United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday.

“After a lot of thought and deliberation, I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave,” said Carrick.


The United legend, a five-time Premier League winner during 12 years spells as a player at United.

Carrick took over as caretaker manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on 21 November.

In three games in charge, he took seven out of possible nine points with a 2-0 Champions League away win to Villarreal on 23 November before the 1-1 draw at Chelsea last Sunday.

Carrick announced his decision to leave minutes after the Arsenal victory which lifted United into seventh spot in the table with 21 points.

“It wasn’t easy telling the players,” he added. “In some ways you feel like you’re leaving them in the lurch but sometimes you have to do what’s right.

“I’ve loved working with them.”

Ralf Rangnick has been appointed interim manager until the end of the season after securing his work permit on Thursday.

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