Man United team news ahead of Villarreal clash
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Man United team news ahead of Villarreal clash

Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick has provided a team update ahead of Tuesday night's crucial Champions League clash at Villarreal. 

Carrick made his first address since taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked on Sunday following Saturday's 4-1 defeat away at Watford. 

The likes of Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane will miss the match, while Luke Shaw, who left the pitch with a concussion at Vicarage Road will be assessed. 

The rest of the team is largely available, including Harry Maguire, who was shown a red card against Watford. 

There was no news though on Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood, who were missing against the Hornets. 

"Obviously, I’ve worked closely with Ole for a long time now," said Carrick, when asked about his plan during the press conference. "We do have very similar beliefs. We did as players and certainly do as coach and manager.

"Of course, I've got my own personality to Ole but it's very similar and why we worked together so long and worked together well for a period of time.

"You have to wait and see, I'm not giving too much away what my plans are but I'm very clear in my own mind on what we want to do, how we want to play, and how we want to go about it. I'm looking forward to seeing it out on the pitch."

United will book a place in the knockout phase with a win in Spain, which will also offer a timely boost ahead of Sunday's trip to league leaders Chelsea

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