🚨 Michael Carrick leaves Man United
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🚨 Michael Carrick leaves Man United

Michael Carrick has left Manchester United following the conclusion of his spell as caretaker Manager.

The former midfielder took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer less than two weeks ago, following his dismissal after a poor run. 

He led United to an emphatic 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday night at Old Trafford in what was his last match. 

Prior to the match at Old Trafford, Carrick oversaw a 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League as well as a 1-1 draw away to Premier League leaders, Chelsea last weekend. 

A statement from the club after the match against the Gunners confirmed the Englishman had stepped down from his role. 

“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.”

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.

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.

After retiring in 2018, he joined the coaching staff under Jose Mourinho and later Ole Gunnar.

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