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23rd Nov 2021

Man Utd ‘need the very best’ manager in charge, Paul Scholes insists

Callum Boyle

“This is Manchester United, you’ve got to have the best in charge.”

Paul Scholes feels that Manchester United ‘need the very best’ in charge and that caretaker boss Michael Carrick should not be given the job.

United beat Villarreal 2-0 in the Champions League, with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and a first goal since joining for Jadon Sancho secure their passage to the knockout stages of the tournament.

Carrick took charge of the side after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last weekend and with no plans to appoint a long-term manager until the end of the season, the Red Devils are currently looking to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with the role, but in the short-term, reports have suggested that United are in talks to appoint former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde on a deal until the end of the current campaign.

Pochettino has distanced himself from the role, insisting that he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain. In his press conference ahead of his side’s visit to Manchester City tomorrow, he said: “I’m happy in Paris. I know the city well both as a player and a coach, I have always lived this type of situation.

After the win in Spain, Scholes was asked if Carrick should be considered for the interim job, but the former midfielder believes that his boyhood club should look elsewhere and ‘need the very best’ appointment to get back to the top.

“This is Manchester United, you’ve got to have the very best in charge.

“Michael Carrick, he’s a coach — no experience anywhere else. He can’t [get the Manchester United job], as much as I like the lad. They need the very best” Scholes said on BT Sport.

In the run up to the game, Scholes had strong words for the staff that decided not to depart along with Solskjaer, admitting that he would be ’embarrassed’ to be a member of staff.

He said: “I would be embarrassed being on the staff now after what happened to Ole, I think they all should have gone, whether it was sacked or they go off their own back. They have let the club down as much as Ole has.”

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