Should Carrick be appointed as permanent manager of Manchester United? Read what he has to say

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Michael Carrick has reacted to questions on whether it is possible he would be appointed Manchester United manager on a permanent basis.

The former United midfielder was appointed caretaker manager of Manchester United on Sunday, following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal.

Carrick’s first game is the UEFA Champions League tie against Villareal away in Spain, and a positive result would ensure our qualification to the round of sixteen.

When asked if he could succeed Solskjaer on a longer term, the former player said, “Well I think first and foremost it’s been literally a day, just over 24 hours, since everything unfolded and the game is not much further away in terms of time.

“So that is all I’ve been thinking about, the game tomorrow night – throughout yesterday, throughout today and certainly throughout tomorrow. I’ve not looked past that, but of course we’ve got a game coming up after, big game on the weekend, but we’ll address that when we need to. And however long the club want me to be here, I’ll give it my best.

“Whatever results we get, hopefully we get good ones, we’ll be trying our utmost to get good ones, we should get good ones, we believe that we should get good results, and we’ll wait and see what happens after.”