Michael Carrick leaves Man Utd after exceptional job as a caretaker
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Michael Carrick leaves Man Utd after exceptional job as a caretaker

Manchester United legend Michael Carrick has decided to leave the club after doing a great job as a caretaker manager.

Carrick who was in charge of United’s last three games following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left on high.

He guided United to a 2-0 win against Villarreal to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.

Helped his side to a 1-1 draw against Premier League leaders Chelsea and guided the team to a 3-2 win against Arsenal on Thursday.

But the former Tottenham player who was expected to work alongside new manager Ralf Rangnick decided it was time to move on.

Michael Carrick said: “My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career. When I first signed over 15 years ago, I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined winning so many trophies and I will certainly never forget the fantastic memories both as a player and as a member of the coaching team.

“However, after a lot of thought and deliberation, I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave the club. I want to place on record my thanks to all of the players and a special mention goes to the backroom staff, working long hours with such a great group of people has been a real pleasure and I have made some long-lasting friendships.

“I am, and will always be, a Manchester United fan and will come to as many matches as possible. I would like to wish Ralf, 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.”

Michael played 464 games for Manchester United between 2006 and 2018, winning five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

He joined the First Team coaching staff when he retired in 2018 and served under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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