Carrick took Fernandes for ‘private chat’ on first morning as Man Utd caretaker

Michael Carrick took Bruno Fernandes for a 'private chat' on his first morning as the Manchester United caretaker manager.

The former England manager was installed as the club's caretaker boss on Sunday after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked following Saturday's 4-1 defeat to Watford.

Carrick will take charge of his first match in charge of the Red Devils on Tuesday night as United travel to Spain to face Villarreal in the Champions League.

The former assistant manager has reportedly already show signs that he understands which members of his squad have considerable concerns about the current crisis at the club.

The Daily Mail report that Carrick spoke to a number of players on a one-to-one basis on Monday morning before the squad trained at Carrington.

Carrick is understood to have taken Fernandes for a lengthy chat away from the other United players in the the club's canteen.

The Portuguese playmaker had to be ushered away by Fred following the Watford defeat after remonstrating with fans at full-time.

Fernandes then went on to admit that the club's poor form this season is "everyone's fault" with United winning just one of their last seven league matches.

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Carrick will manage United for their upcoming matches, starting with the trip to Villarreal, while the club search for an interim boss to take charge for the remainder of the season.

The current favourites for the interim role are former United defender Laurent Blanc and Lokomotiv Moscow managing director Ralf Rangnick.

Meanwhile, Carrick could also go on to work in an interim role if he impresses during his period as caretaker manager but is not looking too far ahead yet.

When asked on Monday about the prospect of a long-term future in the United dugout, Carrick said: "To be honest that is not something for me to get involved in right now.

"I can't look past tomorrow night. Other people are involved in picking what is next, I can't discuss that."

United can qualify for the knockout stages with a win on Tuesday night and will be confirmed as group winners if Atalanta fail to beat Swiss champions Young Boys.

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