Michael Carrick will sit this day at the Estadio de la Cerámica as Manchester United’s new interim manager. The former midfielder replaces former striker and now former coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

After the overwhelming defeat conceded against Watford, the Mancuniano club decided to dispense with the services of the Nordic coach due to the poor results accumulated for several weeks and that have the club outside the European zone in the Premier League.

In an extensive article, In The Athletic they explain in great detail how Solskjaer’s last weeks were at the Theater of Dreams.

According to this medium, no manager traveled to the meeting in which the dismissal took place. Even a draw would have been worth it to save the position, but it did not happen. Thus, there was a dismissal and termination of 7.5 million euros.

Regarding a replacement, Lopetegui was offered weeks ago (before the break) by Jorge Mendes and United values ​​him, always according to this medium, along with other candidates such as Rangnick or Blanc. In the case of Pochettino, it is expected that his arrival can take place in summer. The Argentine would arrive endorsed by Sir Alex Ferguso himselfn.

They also point out that Conte was close but they considered that his “too volatile” character was not the best for this stage. Sources cited by The Athletic affirm that United expected that they could be repeated certain uncomfortable situations that were lived with Mourinho.

A situation that was twisting

The Athletic affirms that Cristiano Ronaldo never trusted Solskjaer’s methods, but his behavior was impeccable, trying to act as a leader and focusing much of the criticism for weeks.. Now, they believe that the next coach should try to make more use of his offensive potential.

While the Ronaldo thing was in the first instance, Bruno Fernandes gradually lost faith in the Norwegian. And so, the costumes. They assure that with the news of his dismissal, several were saddened. Others, indifferent.

The situation was definitely twisted since the defeat against Leicester. Solskjaer asked what the problem was openly. Bailly questioned why Maguire was playing after being injured. Solskjaer got on the defensive and made the players feel bad. Now without the coach, Bruno encouraged his teammates. Several called for the issue to be addressed for real, and at the time, a very veteran player whose identity is not specified said “We all know what the problem is.” From there there is no riot, but there is a lack of confidence in silence in Solskjaer. Bailly, who renewed until 2024, or Lingard, who has barely played after staying would feel cheated cheated. “Ole has his favorites. He is a good guy, but not a good manager,” they add as statements from a source.

A disappointed locker room that, for now, Carrick will have to raise. Keeping English on an interim basis is seen by the staff as a change that will not have much impact, as it used to direct much of the daily work.


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