Since sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have gone through two games against Villarreal in the Champions League and Chelsea in the Premier League. Both are with Michael Carrick as caretaker.
Carrick plans to handle Man United until the interim manager arrives. Well, on Monday (29/11), Ralf Rangnick was announced to occupy the position.
However, there is a strong suspicion that Rangnick have not immediately been able to accompany Manchester United for the next match against Arsenal on Thursday (2/12) local time aka Friday (3/12) early morning WIB.
“Manchester United are concerned that the new boss Ralf Rangnick will not be available for Thursday’s game against Arsenal and is now doing his best to have him available for the game against Crystal Palace three days later,” the Daily Mail said.
Currently, Man United is still dealing with Rangnick’s visa. The Daily Mail adds another reason that the COVID-19-related situation has created new restrictions for people coming to the UK.
“We are working diligently and conscientiously to obtain a visa for Ralf in accordance with all regulations and protocols. This is a process that must be followed and we are doing it as soon as possible,” said a Man United statement.
This makes Michael Carrick predicted to still be present on the sidelines during the MU vs Arsenal match. It’s not even impossible that Carrick will still do it on the weekend when Manchester United vs Crystal Palace, if there are problems with visas Rangnick.
Manchester United schedule until end of 2021*:
Thursday 2 December
Manchester United vs Arsenal
Sunday 5 December
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Wednesday 8 December
Manchester United vs Young Boys
Saturday 11 December
Norwich City vs Manchester United
Tuesday 14 December
Brentford vs Manchester United
Saturday 18 December
Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Monday 27 December
Newcastle United vs Manchester United
Thursday 30 December
Manchester United vs Burnley
*date in schedule based on local time
See also the video ‘Manchester United Hold Chelsea Draw at Stamford Bridge’:
(krs / then)