Michael Carrick: ‘Manchester United players will be ready for Villarreal’

Michael Carrick insists that Manchester United players will be “in a good place” in the Champions League match against Villarreal on Tuesday.

Manchester United 4-1 Premier League defeat at Watford led Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lose his job as head coach, with Carrick temporarily placed in charge of the starting lineup.
The club’s former midfielder spoke for the first time as interim manager and revealed that he only learned of his new role on Sunday morning.
Carrick, however, insisted that the players will be ready to face the Yellow Submarine, with Man United looking for the victory that will take them to the round of 16 in the competition.

“I found out yesterday morning at the training ground, didn’t know anything before then,” Carrick told reporters. “I spoke to Ed, spoke to Ole. It was a bit of a rush to organise training and speak to players but it went really well all things considered. Every dealt with it in a classy manner.

“It is just about me preparing for tomorrow as best as we can. Players will be in a good place heading into game we will make sure of that.”

Carrick will be in charge of the team until the club appoint an interim manager.