Man United boss Michael Carrick names four players who impressed in Chelsea draw

Manchester United boss Michael Carrick named four players who impressed during the Red Devils’ Premier League draw with Chelsea.

Jadon Sancho scored United’s goal but Carrick’s side were soon pegged back at Stamford Bridge. 

Sancho scored United’s opener with his first-ever Premier League goal. The attacker latched on to Jorginho’s error and raced through on goal. 

He shimmied to send goalkeeper Edouard Mendy one way before sliding the ball into the opposite corner. 

However, Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s rash penalty prompted referee Anthony Taylor to award a penalty. Jorginho attoned for his error by sending David de Gea the wrong way. 

The point means that Carrick is unbeaten as United caretaker boss and will likely hand over the reins to Ralf Rangnick next week. 

The German is widely expected to be appointed as interim head coach until the end of the season. He will then take on an advisory role. 

Rangnick is known for his high-pressing style and Carrick picked out four players who pressed well against Chelsea. He name-checked Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Fred. 

The latter had an excellent chance to score late on after intercepting a wayward Mendy pass. However, he chipped the ball straight back into the goalkeeper’s hands. 

“Pretty much every game, bar two or three, we have set out to press. We did that today and we won balls high up the pitch,” Carrick told Sky Sports.   

“We had to drop deep at times and we had to look at how to get on the front foot and how to trigger the press.  

“I thought the front three did that ever so well and stopped them playing little passes through the middle into Jorginho. They’re good at that. 

“Jadon, I spoke a little bit about him during the week and you saw a bit of both sides of his game today. Marcus the same, Bruno the same. Also the boys who came on. 

“From that side of things I was very pleased. Fred, with that interception at the end, chomping and pressing high. That’s what Fred is so good at.  

“He just needed to get a little bit more on [his shot] but it wasn’t quite there.”


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