MANCHESTER UNITED players were all smiles as they prepared for their visit to Chelsea on Sunday. Michael Carrick has helped to restore spirits a
MANCHESTER UNITED players were all smiles as they prepared for their visit to Chelsea on Sunday.
Michael Carrick has helped to restore spirits after his first game in charge saw United beat Villarreal 2-0 on Tuesday.
Donny van de Beek has been in a bouyant move since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure[/caption]
Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire all had fun in training under Michael Carrick[/caption]
Carrick won his first game in charge against Villarreal[/caption]
Antony Martial (left) will hope to make an impact against Chelsea having been frozen out by Solskjaer[/caption]
The temporary boss now has to chance to win his first Premier League game as a manager at Stamford Bridge.
And after recalling Donny van de Beek to the side in Spain the Dutchman was spotted beaming in training.
He also looked delighted at full-time inside the Estadio de la Cerámica as he congratulated Jadon Sancho on his goal.
The England star ended his goal drought with a fine last-minute finish against Villarreal.
He also appeared to be enjoying training under Carrick as he joked about with Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire.
United captain Maguire has had to issue apologies after embarrassing defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City recently, so he will be determined to avoid that fate against Chelsea.
Most read in Football
NICKED HIM AWAY
Man Utd agree deal with Ralf Rangnick to become interim boss for six months
Tributes pour in as non-league footballer Leon Taylor passes away aged 36
Man Utd could draw PSG in Champions League last 16 with Poch on either side
MAUR WORK NEEDED
Man Utd have Poch approach BLOCKED by PSG but will go back in for him
Man Utd in talks with ex-Lille and Roma boss Rudi Garcia to take interim job
Pochettino wants Man Utd transfers for Trippier and Kounde if he takes over
FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS
The squad have extra motivation against the Blues as it will likely be Carrick’s last game at the helm.
United have agreed a deal with Ralf Rangnick for him to become interim manager until the end of the season.
It remains to be seen whether Carrick will be kept on in a coaching capacity, having previously been part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unsuccessful team.
Phil Jones was also spotted in training on Thursday[/caption]
Read our Football news live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals