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Win over Villarreal a huge boost for the gamers, says Carrick

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Manchester United’s caretaker supervisor Michael Carrick stated Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League was a huge boost for the gamers following their current poor run of kind that led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.

United progressed to the final 16 after choosing up their first win in 4 video games in all competitions and Carrick, who’s in non permanent cost after Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday, stated the victory was all about the gamers.

“Tonight isn’t about me by any stretch … I have a responsibility to be here and manage the team and I take great pride in that,” Carrick stated.

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“It’s been an emotional few days. The first person I spoke to when it all happened and (United’s executive vice-chairman) Ed (Woodward) asked me to do the role was Ole to see what he thought about it, because I felt that was the right thing to do.

“The result’s a main plus from the run we have gone on, we won’t cover from that. To get that feeling of successful a match once more is huge for the gamers … I’m delighted.”

Manchester United, eighth in the Premier League with 17 points from 12 games, visit league leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

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Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group F - Villarreal v Manchester United - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - November 23, 2021 Manchester United interim manager Michael Carrick looks on during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Pablo Morano

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group F - Villarreal v Manchester United - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - November 23, 2021 Manchester United interim manager Michael Carrick after the match REUTERS/Pablo Morano

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group F - Villarreal v Manchester United - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - November 23, 2021 Manchester United interim manager Michael Carrick after the match REUTERS/Pablo Morano

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