Mon. May 16th, 2022


Ralf Rangnick’s wait for a work permit means Michael Carrick will remain in charge for Manchester United’s match against Arsenal on Thursday.

New interim manager Rangnick arrived in England before new travel restrictions came into effect, but is awaiting a permit before he can start work at United.

United said the visa application process means caretaker boss Carrick will be in the dugout once more, having already overseen the 2-0 win at Villarreal and 1-1 draw with Chelsea after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked.

Carrick has overseen two matches as a caretaker, the latest being a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, following a 2-0 victory over Villarreal which sent United into the Champions League knockout stages.

The former Old Trafford midfielder is expected to stick around once Rangnick has his feet under the table but his coaching setup has not been confirmed.

Whatever happens, Carrick reckons the ex- RB Leipzig boss can make a quick impact.

“You can get ideas across pretty quickly,” the 40-year-old said ahead of the trip to Chelsea.

“I think history shows that. Sometimes it’s not just the ideas but just a different voice, maybe, or a freshness. History proves that, for whatever reason.

“Again, looking back at history, sometimes it works really well, sometimes not so well, that’s just the nature of life.”

Rangnick will be eager to officially get going and could actually be in charge when his new side face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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