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Michael Carrick’s first game in charge sees United advance to the UCL knockout stages

Michael Jones
Tuesday 23 November 2021 21:19
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Michael Carrick’s first game in charge of Manchester United saw the caretaker boss lead the club into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night, his players securing a 2-0 win at Villarreal.

Former United midfielder Carrick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the dugout following the Norwegian’s sacking on Sunday, and the team’s performance here was similar to many showings under their now-ex-coach; United were disjointed for much of the game, before Cristiano Ronaldo did what he has done so many times this season by scoring late on to break the deadlock. Jadon Sancho then netted his first goal in a United shirt in the final minute, sealing the victory and securing the Red Devils a spot in the knockout stages of the competition.

It is unclear how long Carrick will be in charge of United, with reports suggesting that the club’s hierarchy could appoint a different interim coach until the end of the season before seeking a permanent successor to Solskjaer. Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to United, with our own Melissa Reddy reporting that the PSG boss could leave his current side to move to Old Trafford before next summer. However, Pochettino insisted on Tuesday evening that he is “so happy” in Paris. Follow all the fallout from United’s win against Villarreal.


Chelsea 3 - 0 Juventus

61 mins: These goals are vital for Chelsea’s hopes of topping Group H. Every one they score is effectively worth double if the group has to be decided by goal difference. One gets added to Chelsea’s tally and one taken off Juventus’s every time Chelsea score.

The Blues are going to pick up the three points now. It’s just a matter of how many they want to get.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:19

GOAL! Chelsea 3 - 0 Juventus (Hudson-Odoi, 58’)⚽️

58 mins: Chelsea are running riot now! Rudiger flicks the ball out to James whose drifted into space on the right side of the box. He brings the ball under control and squares it to Loftus-Cheek. Loftus-Cheek shuffles past two defenders trying to open up a shot but doesn’t get the room. Instead he slots it to Hudson-Odoi who taps in from close range!

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:15

GOAL! Chelsea 2 - 0 Juventus (James, 56’)⚽️

56 mins: What a strike! Rudiger gives the ball to Chilwell out on the left wing. He whips a cross into the box and De Ligt flicks the ball over to James on the right side. He chests the ball down and drills the half-volley back across goal leaving Szczesny absolutely no chance to keep it out. Chelsea double their lead.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:13

Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus

54 mins: Chance! Chelsea’s corner is easily cleared by Juventus but the home side win a free kick wide on the left wing. Reece James fires a flat, pacey ball into the middle of the box and Thiago Silva gets a glancing touch onto the ball and draws a diving stop out of Szczesny.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:11

Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus

51 mins: Ouch! Reece James boots the ball back into the middle from the right wing and it smashes Adrien Rabiot right in the middle of the face. That one’s got to hurt. To make matters worse for Juventus the ball rolls out for a Chelsea corner after hitting the midfielder. Rabiot is up and happy to play on.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:09

Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus

48 mins: Chance! Hudson-Odoi plays a one-two with Ziyech who threads his return pass into space behind the Juventus right-back. Hudson-Odoi sprints in behind, carries the ball into the box and shoots but De Ligt gets across to block the ball behind for a corner.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:07

Second half: Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus

Kick off: Juventus kick off the second half trailing by one goal to nil. Chelsea have dominated so far and win the ball early on. Chalobah boots the ball out of his own half and Hudson-Odoi collects it on the left wing. He whips a cross into the Juventus box but can’t pick out a teammate.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:04

Villarreal 0-2 Man Utd: New coach, same script for Manchester United as Cristiano Ronaldo sets up late victory over Villarreal

The more things change, the more they stay the same. There was a different system, a different starting line-up and a different ex-player in a club suit and tie inside the technical area but, for the fourth of Manchester United’s five games in Group F to date, there was a crucial late goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.

New coach, same script for United as Cristiano Ronaldo sets up late win at Villarreal

Villarreal 0-2 United: Michael Carrick’s first game as caretaker boss saw United reach the Champions League knockout stages

Michael Jones23 November 2021 21:01

Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus

Trevoh Chalobah scored on his Premier League debut for Chelsea and has now netted on his Champions League one as well.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 20:57

Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus

Two big moments in the first half - at either end of the pitch for Chelsea - Trevoh Chalobah finds the back of the net from a corner before Thiago Silva clears one off the line.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 20:53

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