Man United legend speaks out about immense nature of managerial job at Old Trafford

Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick

Manchester United assistant manager Michael Carrick has outlined that the club should not be thinking of chopping and changing, and claimed that there is a lot of work to be done.

United have struggled this season and have lost three matches in their opening eight Premier League clashes.

The Red Devils have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Derby County and Jose Mourinho is under pressure to get things going at United.

The Daily Star claims that Zinedine Zidane is in the running for the job at Old Trafford but Carrick is aware of the difficulty of the job at the club.

“There’s enough in place here, the foundations are in place here. We can ride out a few ups and downs but we’ll be alright. But I think inevitably it was going to be a huge challenge.

“It doesn’t need explaining in some ways: for the manager, his staff, the players, as a club.

“Big change. Because it had been for so long….if the club had been used to chopping and changing, you get used to it and go with it. To be so stable and so predictable for so long and that changes….. That’s the challenge.”

The former Tottenham midfielder added that football had changed a lot in recent years. Carrick also spoke about transfer fees going through the roof in recent years, and how social media has had a huge impact.

The Englishman is right when suggesting we need some stability at the club. We have already sacked David Moyes and Louis van Gaal after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and hopefully, Mourinho will get time to sort things out at United.

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Our next game is a tough one after the international break. United travel to Chelsea on Saturday, but we should have some confidence going into the game after our 3-2 over Newcastle.