Michael Carrick supported Manchester United Formation to adapt to Ralf Rangnick’s high pressing style of play if and when the German takes over Old Trafford.
Rangnick’s teams have reputation for fierce irritation, which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United have been accused of doing badly before the Norwegian was sacked.
Carrick, who will be in charge of the trip next Sunday Chelsea, remained tight-lipped about Rangnick’s Going to be a temporary manager soon until the end of the season at Friday’s press conference but believes the team will be able to adjust to accommodate any incoming coach.
“Speculation and reporting is speculation and reporting,” Carrick said, when asked if he had been kept private about Rangnick’s date.
“As I’m sitting here, I’m preparing the team for the game [against Chelsea]. I have no more news to share with you on that front. “
Asked specifically if Rangnick could succeed in trying to deploy his pressing style with United’s squad, Carrick said: “There are so many different styles in football.
“There’s a group of players here, whoever comes in, they can adapt. There are some really good people and people on the team and I’m sure they’ll look forward to what’s ahead.”
United is set to appoint former RB Leipzig coach Rangnick until the end of the season before installing a new permanent boss in the summer.
Solskjaer was sacked after a seven-game losing streak in 13 matches culminating in a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Watford but Carrick says the former striker will deserve credit if the club continue to enjoy success in the future.
“I think that’s one of the biggest things about Ole’s time as a manager, which is creating and building an environment,” Carrick said.
“You can see we finished well last season but when the results started going down [badly], it happens pretty quickly, it’s a pity that things can be overshadowed.
“It’s still there and the staff and the behind-the-scenes environment have helped me a lot this week. What happens next is definitely there and that’s a great starting point.”
Carrick is looking to build on an impressive 2-0 win at Villarreal when he took his team to Stamford Bridge. Luke Shaw remains a doubt after missing the trip to Spain with concussion while Fred is also struggling after spraining his ankle on Tuesday night.
“We have two or three different little issues that we’re waiting to see,” Carrick said. “It’s never ideal, you want a full squad to choose from but there’s one or two we’re waiting for.
“Luke got a bang and concussion and there was another bang at Watford. Fred sprained his ankle but survived. [against Villarreal].
“Quite incredible, help us see the game out. We’ll see that. There’s another one or two more. We’re going to be strong going down. [to Chelsea]. “
While, Paris Saint-Germain Sporting director Leonardo said Mauricio Pochettino “never asked to leave the club” amid United’s interest in becoming their permanent manager.
Sources have told ESPN that United had a Initial investigation for PSG boss has been dropped but continues to monitor the situation of the Argentine player.
“We don’t want Pochettino to leave,” Leonardo told AFP on Friday. “He was never asked to leave.”
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