Michael Carrick has revealed he has not yet spoken to incoming Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
United confirmed in late November that Rangnick would join as interim boss until the end of the 2021/22 season, staying on in a consultancy role for another two years.
Carrick has been tasked with leading the Red Devils since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in the aftermath of the 4-1 drubbing at Watford, with work visa issues for Rangnick meaning he will again be in charge when United host Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Speaking ahead of that fixture, when asked if he had had any communication with the former RB Leipzig boss, Carrick said: “No, it’s pretty much as it was with the both games we’ve been to.
“Because of the process and the work permit, we haven’t been able to, so we’ve carried on as we have done. It’s worked well for the last two games and hopefully it will as well tomorrow.”
Asked whether he’d be willing to learn from Rangnick, he continued: “I think you always have your own ideas, whether it be a player, certainly players have got their own ideas, as a coach, a manager or whatever it may be. As an individual, there’s certain things you prefer or certain things that come natural to you.
“I’m always prepared to learn, I’ve obviously learned an awful lot over the last week. I’ve learnt on the job, if you like, but as a back-up I’ve seen what goes on close hand over recent years. So, it was a bit of a step but maybe not as much as people think.”
Carrick has done well in his first two games in charge, securing progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory at Villarreal before United held Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.