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Michael Carrick Responds To Paul Scholes Saying He Should've Been Sacked

Michael Carrick Responds To Paul Scholes Saying He Should've Been Sacked

Michael Carrick responded after Man United beat Villarreal in the Champions League.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Michael Carrick has defiantly responded to Paul Scholes saying he should've been sacked following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dismissal at Manchester United.

Carrick has been placed in temporary charge of Man United until the club appoint an interim manager for the rest of the season.

He took charge of his first game as caretaker boss on Tuesday, managing his side to victory against Villarreal in the Champions League.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The 40-year-old made some bold changes as The Red Devils secured passage to the next round of the competition after a 2-0 win in Spain.

But, before taking his seat in the dug-out, Carrick was ruthlessly slammed by Scholes for remaining at the club following the sacking of the Norwegian.

On BT Sport, Scholes said: "I feel with Ole he put a lot of trust into Michael, Kieran and Mike Phelan which is why they shouldn't be at the club now.

"They're all good friends and they're good people but if I was them, I'd feel guilty still working at the club after Ole put so much trust in them.

"I'd be embarrassed to be on the staff now after what happened to Ole.

"Being on the staff and preparing the team for tonight, they all should have gone. Ole trusted them each week to get the team prepared for games. They've let the club down, the players down, as much as Ole has."

Well, after guiding Man United to victory against Villarreal, Carrick dismissed Scholes' comments.

He said: "It's not an important result for me personally. It's an important one for the players and the club

"It's an important result for the players, tonight is not about me by any stretch.

"It's obviously been an emotional few days. The first person I spoke to after Ed [Woodward] asked me to do this role was Ole, to almost see what he thought about it because I felt that was the right thing to do."

Next up for Carrick's Man United, a crunch Premier League fixture at Chelsea on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/BT Sport

Topics: Paul Scholes, Football, Manchester United, Michael Carrick