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Michael Carrick to take charge of Arsenal game

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Carrick’s at the wheel, for one more game at least.

Manchester United have confirmed Michael Carrick will remain in caretaker charge for the Premier League game against Arsenal on Thursday night.

While it is believed Ralf Rangnick is now in England, United are still following a regulatory process around a work visa.

It is believed that Rangnick’s first game in charge will be against Crystal Palace on Sunday, provided the work permit issues can be resolved.

The club confirmed on Tuesday morning that Carrick relayed this information to his players, in the leadup to the Arsenal game.

So far, Carrick has overseen the 2-0 win at Villarreal and 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, with two relatively impressive performances.

He has laid his team out slightly more defensively than the previous manager, and also showed he’s not afraid to make big calls – having dropped Cristiano Ronaldo against Chelsea.

Many have also been impressed with the way he is made his teams press, which could be a sign of things to come under Rangnick.

Carrick’s team was so different to the previous regime against Chelsea that Gary Neville said that he believed Rangnick picked the team, something which his former teammate denied.

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Man United vs Arsenal

Thursday night’s game at Old Trafford could end up being a crucial one for both teams in their race for Champions League football next season.

Arsenal currently find themselves in fifth place, and after a shocking start to the season, are in a decent position as we approach the halfway point of the season.

United on the other hand, after a relatively bright start, have had a horrible few weeks.

Embarrassing losses to Manchester City, Liverpool and Watford led to Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer being sacked, and United labouring in eighth place.

Here is how you can watch the crucial game, which is not being shown on Sky or BT Sports.

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