Michael Carrick dedicates the Villarreal win to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United caretaker Michael Carrick has dedicated his team’s win in Villarreal on Tuesday night to his predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian got his marching orders on Sunday after a terrible result, where Carrick became temporarily responsible for their decisive Champions League match.

Paul Scholes criticized the decision to keep Carrick because he was part of Solskjaer’s backroom staff and United’s caretaker admitted that although he enjoyed taking responsibility for the Red Devils, he admits it has not been an easy period.

“I’ve liked [managing United]. It has not been an easy day for anyone in the club “, says Carrick to BT Sport.” That result feels like it is for Ole and I can not get away from that. But we had a job to do and when I was there things had to be taken care of and I was happy to do it, and thankfully everything went according to plan. “

Carrick revealed that he had full confidence that United would get the victory needed to send them to the last 16.

“We came here to win the game. I thought we would do it, we were ready for it tonight,” Carrick added. “It was not an easy match, they are a good team. Those who do not watch them that much will not see it, but they are a good team. I thought the guys dug in tonight and showed a bit of everything.

“Let’s be honest, I do not think we could have hoped to come out here and play quite a bit of football from the beginning. When you have suffered in terms of results and you are not in good shape individually and as a team then it is not easy to come out and let everything click in. In some ways it was the best way to win for me, we showed some character and dug in, showed some struggle.

“We got together again and the submarines made the impression. The boys gave everything.”

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