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After suffering seven defeats in their last 13 games, it was announced on Sunday morning that United had parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the club's humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road.
In a statement on the club's official website, United confirmed that first-team coach Michael Carrick will take charge of the team for forthcoming games as the club looks to appoint an interim to the end of the season.
Official. Manchester United announce that Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while Manchester United look to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season. :red_circle: #MUFC pic.twitter.com/90EWEg4JAF- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 21, 2021
Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is the bookies favourite to become United's new manager after it was reported that The Glazer family instructed club officials to try and persuade the Frenchman to take over mid-season.
Carrick, who remained at the club as first-team coach under Solskjaer following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, is another favourite alongside Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and highly-rated Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.
Ralf Rangnick, Laurent Blanc and Mauricio Pochettino are also being linked, not to mention former United midfielder Darren Fletcher, who is the technical director at Old Trafford.
:rotating_light: Next permanent Man Utd manager odds:- Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) November 21, 2021
• Zidane - 21/10
• Carrick - 10/3
• Rodgers - 9/2
• Ten Hag - 12/1
• Blanc - 20/1
• Pochettino - 20/1
• Ferguson - 50/1
• Wenger - 66/1
• Bielsa - 66/1
• Keane - 100/1
• Scholes - 200/1
• Cantona - 275/1
(Source: @oddschecker) pic.twitter.com/X00xlg0P9Z
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, wants former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique to become the new manager at Old Trafford, according to Sky Sports, who report United are expected to consider him as a possible replacement.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner believes Enrique, who is currently in charge of the Spanish national team, is the right calibre of coach to help United compete against the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.
The report goes on to state that Enrique would be interested in talking to officials about the vacancy.
Cristiano Ronaldo is keen for Luis Enrique to become the new #mufc manager, I'm told. The Spain boss likely to be considered for the role along with out-of-work Zinedine Zidane and Erik Ten Hag, the #ajax manager. Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers are long shots currently. See #ssn- Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) November 21, 2021
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