VILLARREAL 0-2 MANCHESTER UNITED: Michael. Carrick was gutted when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked and claims the victory, which last-16 development, was for his outdated boss
Michael Carrick devoted Manchester United’s enormous Champions League win over Villarreal to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Carrick was gutted when Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday and claims United’s victory, which secured their place within the final 16, was for his outdated boss.
“I’ve said to the guys, it’s not been an easy couple of days for everyone at the club,” mentioned the United interim boss.
“I can enjoy it so much but still, that result feels like it’s for Ole, I can’t get away from that.
“I’m delighted with the way it worked out and everyone played their part, from the players who started to the players that came on to everyone on the bench. There was a real drive and togetherness and support for everyone.”
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Carrick was delighted by how effectively United responded to their humiliation at Watford on Saturday, which value Solskjaer his job, and claimed they got here by way of their check of character.
“Probably the biggest thing was how everyone adapted and the reaction and how everyone pulled together,” he mentioned.
“In situations like this, where there’re mixed emotions and we find ourselves like this, it tests people, you find out the real characters, who is there with you and who’s not.
“I thought everyone stuck together fantastically well. We managed to get the win, which is very pleasing because it was a big one.”
United produced a disciplined show and Cristiano Ronaldo netted on 78 minutes earlier than Jadon Sancho scored within the remaining minute to register his first United aim.
Carrick claims it’s up to the £73million Sancho to construct on his aim and mentioned: “The goal is the obvious one and for Jadon it will give him a massive boost.
“It’s up to Jadon what happens next and how he kicks on. He’s got all the talent in the world and he’ll have our support that’s for sure.”