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Dan Burke·2 December 2021

Michael Carrick leaves Manchester United with immediate effect

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Manchester United released a statement in the aftermath of Thursday’s 3-2 win over Arsenal confirming Michael Carrick has stepped down as first-team coach and will leave the club with immediate effect.

The former Premier League and Champions League winning midfielder was part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff before being put in caretaker charge for the games against Villarreal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

And with Ralf Rangnick now ready to take over at Old Trafford until the end of the season, Carrick has left on a high following the victory over Arsenal.

“My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career,” he told the club’s official website.

“When I first signed over 15 years ago, I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined winning so many trophies and I will certainly never forget the fantastic memories both as a player and as a member of the coaching team.

“However, after a lot of thought and deliberation, I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave the club. I want to place on record my thanks to all of the players and a special mention goes to the backroom staff, working long hours with such a great group of people has been a real pleasure and I have made some long-lasting friendships.

“I am, and will always be, a Manchester United fan and will come to as many matches as possible. I would like to wish Ralf, the staff, the players and the fans all the best for the future and I look forward to being in the stands and supporting the boys as a fan.”