Cristiano Ronaldo speaks out following Manchester United’s managerial change
Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to send a message to both Michael Carrick and Ralf Rangnick after the latter took the reins from Carrick on Friday.
Ralf Rangnick to take charge
Michael Carrick did a superb job as Manchester United’s caretaker manager. The former midfielder qualified the Red Devils for the Champions League knockout rounds by earning a 2-0 win over Villarreal.
Then, despite being heavy underdogs for the tie, Michael Carrick helped United secure a 1-1 draw with table-topping Chelsea. And finally, in what was his final act as United’s caretaker boss, Carrick managed to earn a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday, leaving the club shortly after the game:
Carrick: “After a lot of thought and deliberation, I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave.
I am, and will always be, a 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.”
— Charlotte Duncker (@CharDuncker) December 2, 2021
Ralf Rangnick is now in charge of the Manchester powerhouse for the remainder of the season.
Read some of what the German had to say in his first press conference here.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s message
After the managerial shake-up, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to social media to send a message to both of the figures above.
Firstly, Ronaldo would praise Carrick and state he is proud to have played alongside him and to have been managed by him.
Then, the Portuguese would welcome Ralf Rangnick to the club:
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!
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