‘He can be a top coach’: Bruno Fernandes believes Michael Carrick can have a career in management after Man United caretaker boss left Old Trafford following victory over Arsenal
- Michael Carrick led Manchester United to a 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Thursday
- Carrick was unbeaten in three games as caretaker boss but has now left the club
- The 40-year-old has passed the reigns onto new interim coach Ralf Rangnick
- Bruno Fernandes believes United legend Carrick still has a future in coaching
Bruno Fernandes believes Michael Carrick can be a ‘really good manager’ in the future after the latter signed off his Manchester United caretaker spell with a win over Arsenal.
Carrick led United to a 3-2 victory over the Gunners on Thursday night thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half double, meaning the former United midfielder was unbeaten in his three matches as caretaker boss against Chelsea, Villarreal and Arsenal.
The 40-year-old will now hand over to new interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who will start work as Red Devils boss on Friday, with Carrick announcing after the win over Arsenal that he will leaving the Old Trafford set-up in the future.
Bruno Fernandes (left) admits Michael Carrick (right) has what it takes to be a good manager
Carrick’s (left) United beat Arsenal 3-2 on Thursday before announcing he is leaving the club
And Fernandes has given United’s former caretaker boss and vote of confidence and believes he has all the credentials to become a top coach.
‘I’ve said to him I was really mad to be off on his first game and I tell him now at the end of this game,’ Fernandes told Amazon Prime after the win over Arsenal.
‘But honestly for me Michael can be a really good manager in the future if he gets that chance.
‘He knows how to speak, he knows a lot of football. He was one of the great players that not a lot of people talk about. For what I have seen he can be a top coach.’
Portugal star Fernandes believes Carrick is a good coach because ‘he knows a lot of football’
Carrick is passing on to United interim boss Ralf Rangnick (above) who starts on Friday
Carrick announced his Manchester United departure late on Thursday night and revealed he told an emotional Red Devils dressing room straight after the Arsenal win.
The 40-year-old admitted emotions were flying around the United camp at that moment but claimed he does not know what lies next for him.
‘I told the players just now – it’s a little bit emotional in the changing room,’ Carrick said. ‘I held it together, just about! It’s not been easy to keep quiet about it for the last few days but I had a job to do.
‘I can honestly say that I’ve given (what I do next) no thought, I don’t even know what I’m doing tomorrow! It’s going to be strange tomorrow taking the kids to school and see what’s next, but I’ve been so wrapped up. Whatever happens next, happens next.’