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Champions League: Carrick speaks on becoming permanent Man Utd manager



Michael Carrick has dismissed talks about him getting the Manchester United job permanently after he was put in temporary charge of the Red Devils.

Carrick will be in the dugout for Tuesday’s Champions League group stage game at Villarreal following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal.

The former United midfielder was made a first-team coach during Jose Mourinho’s final season at the club, but he took on a more significant role after Solskjaer’s appointment.

United needs a positive result in Spain to keep qualifying for the last-16 in their own hands but Carrick says he is only focused on that game and is not thinking about succeeding Solskjaer in the long term.

“Well I think first and foremost it’s been literally a day, just over 24 hours since everything unfolded and the game is not much further away in terms of time.

“So that is all I’ve been thinking about, the game tomorrow night – throughout yesterday, throughout today and certainly throughout tomorrow. I’ve not looked past that but of course, we’ve got a game coming up after, big game on the weekend, but we’ll address that when we need to. And, however, long the club wants me to be here, I’ll give it my best,” Carrick told a press conference on Monday.


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