Carrick - 'My future at Man Utd is this next two or three days."

There have been reports suggesting that Ralf Rangnick's appointment as the new interim boss is imminent, and could be announced within the next few days.

Michael Carrick is expected to be in charge of Manchester United for Sunday's game at Chelsea. [GETTY]
Michael Carrick is expected to be in charge of Manchester United for Sunday's game at Chelsea. [GETTY]

Michael Carrick insists that he has not thought about anything else other than Manchester United’s Premier League tie against Chelsea on Sunday.


United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their 4-1 loss to Watford last weekend.

Reports claim that the Red Devils have now reached an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to become the club's new interim boss until the end of the season, before taking on a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.


However, Carrick, who took over as caretaker boss and led United to a 2-0 away win over Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday, said he is focusing on the next match, acknowledging his future is the next 2 or 3 days.


'All my energy and my mind at the moment is on Sunday.'

The former England midfielder told Sky Sports on Friday: 'My future is this next two or three days. That's as far as I am prepared to look.


'That's the right way to go about it. Football is that kind of business that you never know what is round the corner at the best of times.


'All my energy and my mind at the moment is on Sunday. I control what I can control. Everything else is not for me to worry about and get involved with because I need to win a game of football and that is what I am looking forward to doing.'


When quizzed if he was told the length of his role by the club, Carrick replied: 'I didn't have to ask too many questions, it happened very quickly and this is my role for now and however long it may be.


'I am focused on the next few days, and whatever goes on after that will go on after that.


'We need to be stable and together which we showed (against Villarreal). We have got a game behind us now so it's very different talking now than it was Sunday afternoon when everything was quite fresh.


'Hopefully, I have already given them (the players) to an extent what we need and made them aware of what we expect.


'I expect the players to give their best and try their best. I say the same to my children.'



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