EPL: Carrick ignores Ralf Rangnick rumours ahead of Chelsea clash

Manchester United interim manager, Michael Carrick, has said he is focused on this weekend’s Premier League clash at Chelsea, amid the rumours about Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as the new interim boss.

Carrick took over the team on a temporary basis last Sunday, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired following a 4-1 loss to Watford.

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United have now reached an agreement with Rangnick to become the club’s new interim boss until the end of the season.

The German will then take on a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.

When asked if he was given any guidance on the length of his role by the club, Carrick told Sky Sports: “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 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.”