Man United Morning News: Manager Hands Club Exit Request As He Aims Move To Old Trafford, Carrick Discloses Captain For Villarreal Match, Villarreal Suffer Blow As Three Stars Set To Miss UCL Clash

Manchester United morning news as the Red Devils prepare to take on Villarreal in today’s UCL encounter with their manager spot still vacant following Ole Solskjaer’s sack

United will take on Villarreal tonight as they look to seal their qualification into the knockout stages without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian was shown the door on Sunday after a disappointing loss against Watford on Saturday cost him his job as United Manager.

Ahead of the tie with Villarreal, the Red Devils have been handed a major boost tactically following the possible omission of three talented Villarreal stars.

Villarreal striker, Palco Alcacer scores the opening goal against Manchester United.

– Palco Alcacer; The Spanish attacker provided the goal against United during their clash at Old Trafford but United managed to come from behind to produce a stunning victory.

Alcacer is considered a vital part of the Submarines squad and his absence through injury would be a boost to United.

Although no one knows what the defense would look like under Micheal Carrick who took over as the caretaker but it’s presumed to be likely to that of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

As such, having Alcacer miss out would help the shaking Man United defense line from slumping and conceding another terrible set of goals when they lock horns with Villarreal tonight.

Villarreal striker, Arnaut Danjuma walking out of the pitch after a football match.

– Arnaut Danjuma: Although not certain but Danjuma is considered major doubt for the game against United tonight.

The Nigerian suffered an ankle injury and also wasn’t part of the match against Celta Vigo last week end.

– Gerard Moreno – Moreno appears to be the name on this absence list that brings joy to Man United Fans who understand what their defense actually is.

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Villarreal attacker, Gerard Moreno preparing for a football match.

Posing the most threat in the squad, it will be a severe blow for Unai Emery to take on United without the 29-year-old who already ha 66 goals after 140 games for Villarreal.

Man United Target Manager Keen On Old Trafford Trip

While still on the hunt to land a permanent manager, United have just received a major boost on their number one target for the spot.

According to several top tier sources, United have Mauricio Pochettino at the top of their want list for the Head Coach job.

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The former Tottenham manager did an awesome job the last he was in the Premier League before getting sacked and then replacing Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint German.

Paris Saint German boss, Mauricio Pochettino

Although still in a contract with the Parisians, it’s rumored that the 49-year-old is enticed with the job offer at United.

According to Neville, Mauricio Pochettino will quit PSG for United as he believes the trip back to Premier League will be a home coming one.

But this is unlikely considering the caliber of club, PSG is; at similar financial power to United and also housing one of the best players in the World; Messi.

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It’s actually unreasonable to say Pochettino will quit PSG for Manchester United, abandoning his projects in the club and turning to inherit a club halfway in the toughest league in Europe.

Man United Caretaker, Micheal Carrick Speaks On Captaincy Ahead Of Villarreal Game

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire (L) and Manchester United Caretaker, Micheal Carrick (R) in a UCL press conference ahead of game against Villarreal.

Micheal Carrick is of the notion that he already considered changing United captain but is still weighing up his chances.

According to the former Man United player, making any changes now would have much impact as he won’t be in charge for a longer time.

But he also states that he could actually implement his plans if only he gets a clearer picture of when he will leave office as the acting manager.

Speaking to AS Marca, Carrick said; “The Captain band? Who will wear it? Sure, I have thought of that severally since taking over as Head Coach.

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire during a football match.

“Maguire has been captain and could likely be when we face Villarreal but there may be changes if necessary.

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“The thing is, I won’t be in charge for long, I hope the club finds a permanent manager soon enough.

“If I make any changes now, the manager may come in and don’t like it then he will have to to over changing and changing again.

“Maybe he will like Ronaldo to be captain, maybe he will like Maguire to be captain, maybe De Gea, maybe Pogba. Can be anyone. We just wait and see.”


    • Fact, but maguire is not competent to be at captain at man utd that’s need to be address wit immediate effect.

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