MICHAEL CARRICK logically leaves Manchester United – just minutes after guiding them to victory over Arsenal.
The former midfielder turned caretaker manager has left Old Trafford entirely after 15 years instead of sitting behind Ralf Rangnick.
Man Utd just beat Arsenal with a score of 3-2 at Old Trafford when the club announced the shocking decision.
Carrick, 40 years old, participates Man Utd from Spurs for around £18 million in 2006.
He spent 12 years playing for the Old Trafford team, making 464 appearances and scoring 24 goals.
The central midfielder won five Premier League titles and one Champions League before stepping into a coaching role in 2018.
In his three games in charge, Man Utd beat Villarreal in the Champions League, drew Premier League leaders Chelsea and then beat Arsenal.
Carrick said: “My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career.
“When I first signed my contract more than 15 years ago, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined winning so many titles and I will certainly never forget those. Great memories both as a player and a member of the coaching staff.
“However, after much thought and consideration, I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave the club.
“I want to record a big thank you to all the players and especially to the staff behind the scenes, working long hours with such a great group of people has been a real pleasure and I’ve had some great relationships. long-term friends.”
He added: “I am, and will always be, a Manchester United fan and will go to as many games as I can.
“I want to wish Ralf, the staff, the players and the fans all the best for the future and I look forward to being in the stands and supporting the boys as a fan. .”
Talk to Amazon TV stations after 3-2 win over Arsenal“It was not an easy decision to make, but I feel it was one of the right decisions and I am comfortable with it,” explains Carrick.
“I planned to take a break after playing and I promised my family some time together but that never happened.
“It’s time to walk away. I’ll come back to this place, I’m not going away.
“In the last week, things have slowed down a bit. I respect the club and the new manager who arrives and want to make a decision before he arrives and without any swagger.
“I think it’s the right thing to do for the club and for Ralf.”
United announced the news shortly after their win over Arsenal.
A statement from the club’s director of football John Murtough said: “Michael leaves with the sincerest thanks and best wishes from everyone at Manchester United after 15 years of service to the club. set as a player and a coach. While we are saddened by his passing, 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 a brilliant coach who worked tirelessly under two managers to help develop his career. develop a strong squad that Ralf will be in charge of.
“We are grateful for the steady leadership Michael has shown through this transition, and while he is moving away from day-to-day involvement, he will always be welcome back as a club legend.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/16925462/michael-carrick-man-utd-quit-interim-manager/ Michael Carrick QUITS Man Utd just minutes after Arsenal win as Ralf Rangnick takes over as caretaker manager