Paul Scholes reveals whether club legend Michael Carrick should be given the Manchester United job?

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Former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was appointed as caretaker manager following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the manager of Manchester United.

Carrick started out on a fine note with a 2-0 win over Villarreal, as Manchester United have now booked a place in the Champions League round of 16.

Meanwhile, Paul Scholes has revealed he has doubts over the ability of Michael Carrick to lead Manchester United to the highest heights in football.

United are looking to appoint an interim manager until the end of the current season, but while the search is on, the former midfielder is expected to oversee games for our senior side.

Carrick’s first game in charge was the 2-0 win over Villareal in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, but despite the win, Scholes doubts he has what it takes to lead the team.

He said on BT Sport after the game on Tuesday, “You’ve got to have the very best in charge.

“Michael Carrick, he’s a coach — no experience anywhere else.

“He can’t get the Manchester United job, as much as I like the lad. They need the very best.”

The Red Devils are reportedly looking to appoint Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, but there are alternatives for the role, including Ernesto Valverde, Zinedine Zidane, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers.