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Michael Carrick confident Man United players will benefit from acting manager’s ‘freshness’

ichael Carrick believes Man Utd players will respond well to having a fresh voice as the club move closer to the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.

“From my perspective there is a lot of speculation and reporting, but since I’m sitting here now I’m getting the team ready for the game,” Carrick said.

“I think [the new manager] can get ideas across quickly, history shows. Sometimes it’s not just ideas, it’s just a different voice, a freshness.

“There are a lot of different styles and there is a good group of players here. Whoever comes in and whatever gets implemented I’m sure they can adapt.

“There are some very good talent in the team, I’m sure they will look forward to what lies ahead.”

Romelu Lukaku could face United this weekend, the club where he played for two seasons before moving to Italy and finding success at Inter Milan.

The Belgian hasn’t played for the Blues for over a month, but could make his comeback this weekend. Carrick is aware of the challenges Lukaku and the Chelsea squad as a whole will present on Sunday afternoon.

“It will be good to see Rom again. He is a great footballer, he has scored goals wherever he is. If Rom plays, we are well aware of what he brings, ”Carrick said.

“[Chelsea are] super intense, well organized, great movement on our end line and their front line.

“Very good at connecting with the midfielder, with the three full-backs getting stronger, narrowing and giving you trouble with the full-backs.”


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