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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 20:08
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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.


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Reaction from Manchester United’s win over Villarreal still to come but now the focus moves to Stamford Bridge where a victory for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will see them join Liverpool and Manchester United in the Champions League last-16.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:49

Jadon Sancho has scored his first ever Manchester United goal, in what is his 15th appearance and from his 11th attempted shot in all competitions.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:47

Full-time: Villarreal 0 - 2 Man Utd

90+3 mins: Manchester United are through to the last-16 of the Champions League! It’s a result that Manchester United desperately needed.

Michael Carrick gets a first win under his belt as interim boss. It was a calm, composed performance from the visitors tonight. A totally different performance from what we saw against Watford at the weekend.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:44

GOAL! Villarreal 0 - 2 Man Utd (Sancho, 90’)⚽️

90 mins: Job done! Sancho gets his first goal for Manchester United! Fred does well again by breaking up play in his own half and flicking the ball out to McTominay who sends it quickly up to Ronaldo. Ronaldo passes the ball across to Rashford who drives into the box and pulls it back to Fernandes. A first time pass squares the ball to Sancho who takes a touch before blasting a shot into the underside of the crossbar and over the line to collect his first goal for Man Utd.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:40

Villarreal 0 - 1 Man Utd

88 mins: Another corner for Manchester United and Fernandes knocks it short to Rashford. They try to keep the ball in the corner and run down the clock.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:38

Villarreal 0 - 1 Man Utd

86 mins: Save! Rashford makes another run in behind and beats Albiol to the loose ball. He brings it into the box, checks onto his right foot and draws a save from Rulli at the near post.

The resultant corner is taken by Telles and comes out to Fernandes outside the box. He shoots but Torres deflects it wide of goal.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:36

Villarreal 0 - 1 Man Utd

84 mins: Alberto Moreno wins a corner after McTominay blocks his cross out of play. It’s played short to Parejo who gives the ball back to Moreno and he carries it to the byline before swinging a pacey cross to the front edge of the box. Capoue throws himself at the ball and heads it well over the crossbar.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:33

Villarreal 0 - 1 Man Utd

81 mins: Manchester United are now 10 minutes away from a spot in the last-16. It’s been a composed, though not perfect, performance from them so far.

A corner is swung in towards Harry Maguire but the clearance from Villarreal sends the ball to Fred. He shoots from range but has his effort blocked by Pau Torres.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:31

GOAL! Villarreal 0 - 1 Man Utd (Ronaldo, 78’)⚽️

78 mins: Is that the winning goal?! Great work from Fred who presses high on Etienne Capoue after Rulli gives him the ball. Fred wins it and knocks the loose ball to Ronaldo. He know Rulli is off his line and chips the ball over the goalkeeper to give Manchester United the lead. That could be a huge goal!

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:28

Villarreal 0 - 0 Man Utd

73 mins: Alberto Moreno is on for Villarreal, he’s replaced Manu Trigueros. Fred hooks a pass out to Ronaldo on the left wing. He slides the ball into the box for Rashford who tries to cut it back to Fernandes but Pau Torres is there to intercept.

Michael Jones23 November 2021 19:24

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