‘Welcome to the wheel… let’s get started!’: Cristiano Ronaldo send his best wishes to new boss Ralf Rangnick, as the new interim boss says: ‘I’ve not seen a player who is still that physically fit at 36’
- Michael Carrick made the decision to leave Man United after 15 years at the club
- The news broke straight after Carrick’s last game in temporary charge of United
- Ralf Rangnick is now set to start work as Manchester United’s interim manager
- Cristiano Ronaldo praised Carrick for being a great coach and class player
- But Ronaldo has insisted it is now time to welcome Rangnick to the helm
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to Michael Carrick and discuss the arrival of Ralf Rangnick.
Carrick was in temporary charge of United following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking and guided the Red Devils to wins over Villarreal and Arsenal, as well as a draw at Chelsea.
Ronaldo thanked Carrick for being a ‘great coach’ but insisted it was time to welcome Ralf Rangnick – who will take over ahead of United’s clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to Michael Carrick
Ronaldo’s Instagram tribute to his former boss and team-mate read: ‘Michael Carrick was a class act as a player and he can become a great coach as well.
‘Nothing is impossible for this guy. Personally, I’m proud to have played with him by my side as well as with him as a manager on our bench.
‘But now it’s time to welcome Mister Ralf Rangnick to the wheel… Let’s get started!’
Rangnick – who watched from the directors’ box as his new team beat Arsenal on Thursday night – was appointed the new interim manager of the club until the end of the season.
Carrick was in temporary charge of United following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking and guided the Red Devils to wins over Villarreal and Arsenal , as well as a draw at Chelsea
However, Carrick announced his decision to leave after United’s victory over Arsenal (above)
The German will conduct his first training session on Friday and take charge of Manchester United against Crystal Palace on December 5.
During his first press conference as Manchester United interim manager on Friday morning, Rangnick said he had been impressed with Ronaldo.
Rangnick said: ‘You always have to adapt your style to fit the players. He is an amazing, top professional.
‘At his age, I have not seen a player who is still that physically fit. It’s about how we can develop the whole team, not just Cristiano.
‘We play in the most competitive league in the world. All his team-mates will have to do the same.’
Rangnick was appointed the new interim manager of the club until the end of the season
He watched from the directors’ box as his new team beat Arsenal on Thursday night
Rangnick also insisted he was happy with the squad at Manchester United after being asked about potential January transfers.
‘We haven’t spoken about new players. Now is the time to get to know the current squad in detail, the squad is definitely not too small. There is enough players.
‘Maybe after Christmas, there will be a time to talk about possible transfers in the winter.
‘In my experience, winter is not the time for sustainable transfers. It will be difficult in the winter.’
More to follow…