United players pictured training for first time following Solskjaer sacking

Manchester United have been pictured training for the first time ahead of the Champions League clash against Villarreal, following the departure of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Caretaker manager Michael Carrick will be in charge for the game at the El Madrigal with both sides locked on seven points from four games in Group F.

Carrick and his players flew out to Spain after he conducted his first press conference as the club’s manager, alongside club captain Harry Maguire.

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Earlier today, Carrick was watching his players train at Carrington, 24 hours after the club had announced the departure of Solskjaer, following the 4-1 drubbing at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

The likes of Mason Greenwood, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba weren’t pictured at Carrington due to Covid-19 and injuries.

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But Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw were also absent from training, which may indicate they haven’t formed part of the travelling party that will face Unai Emery’s side.

With only one win in our last seven Premier League players, the club’s hierarchy decided to part ways with the legendary Solskjaer.

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A win against the Yellow Submarine will ensure we qualify for the Champions League last sixteen, which will bring some much-needed confidence to the club.

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With five goals from his opening four Champions League games, Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to maintain his record of scoring in every Champions League game so far this season, on his return to Spain.

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With clashes against Chelsea and Arsenal to follow the trip to the reigning Europa League champions, United need to start the post-Solskjaer era with a positive performance.

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