Michael Carrick insists he is fully “focused” on Man Utd’s match against Chelsea despite the news that Ralf Rangnick is set to be appointed the club’s new interim boss.
The former midfielder was placed in temporary charge of the Red Devils following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.
He was in the dugout for United’s 2-0 win at Villarreal on Tuesday and will also oversee their match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Man Utd have reportedly reached an agreement with former boss Rangnick to become the club’s new interim boss until the end of the season, before taking on a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.
Despite all of the noise, Carrick insists that he is “focused” on Sunday’s trip to west London.
“My future is this next two or three days. That’s as far as I am prepared to look,” he told Sky Sports (via the Daily Mail).
“That’s the right way to go about it. Football is that kind of business that you never know what is round the corner at the best of times.
“All my energy and my mind at the moment is on Sunday. I control what I can control. Everything else is not for me to worry about and get involved with because I need to win a game of football and that is what I am looking forward to doing.”
Carrick also opened up on if he was given any guidance on the length of his role by the club, saying: “I didn’t have to ask too many questions, it happened very quickly and this is my role for now and however long it may be.
“I am focused on the next few days and whatever goes on after that will go on after that.
“We need to be stable and together which we showed (against Villarreal). We have got a game behind us now so it’s very different talking now than it was Sunday afternoon when everything was quite fresh.
“Hopefully I have already given them (the players) to an extent what we need and made them aware of what we expect.
“I expect the players to give their best and try their best. I say the same to my children.”