Manchester United first-team coach stood behind the lines as fans witnessed one of the greatest premier league contests was seen on the 2nd day of December 2021, under the lights. Veteran Carrick went against Mikel Arterta and came out victorious.
Cristiano Ronaldo was a man to watch as he took his chances and toppled to career goals of 801 in competitive matches.
The 40-year-old’s decision to walk away ahead of interim boss Ralf Rangnick’s arrival was announced just minutes after he took charge of Thursday night’s 3-2 Premier League victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Carrick, who played 464 games for United between 2006 and 2018 and won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League, the Europa League, and the Club World Cup, served on the staff under both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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“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.
Manchester United football director John Murtough added: “Michael leaves with the sincerest thanks and best wishes of everyone at Manchester United after 15 years of exceptional service to the club as a player and as a coach. While we are sad to see him go, we respect and understand Michael’s decision.
“He will always be known as one of the finest midfielders in the history of Manchester United, and, more recently, as an excellent coach who has worked tirelessly under two managers to help develop the strong squad which Ralf will now take charge of.
“We are grateful for the steady leadership Michael has shown through this period of managerial transition, and, while he is now stepping away from day-to-day involvement, he will always be welcome back as a legend of the club.”
Ralf Rangnick has been granted his work permit to begin work as Manchester United’s new interim manager.
The 63-year-old German was appointed on Monday, but he has been waiting for the approval process and necessary paperwork to be completed.
Rangnick was in the stands at Old Trafford for Thursday’s 3-2 Premier League win against Arsenal, with Michael Carrick in charge of United for the final time in his caretaker spell.
The former Schalke, Hoffenheim, and RB Leipzig boss will speak to the media for the first time in the role on Friday ahead of the opening game of his tenure at home against Crystal Palace on Sunday.