Michael Carrick warned Man Utd players celebrating Jose Mourinho's sacking in training

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A new dawn has arrived at Manchester United.

Following Jose Mourinho's sudden yet expected sacking, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named caretaker manager until the end of the season on Wednesday.

Michael Carrick will remain assistant manager, while Mike Phelan - who worked under Sir Alex Ferguson once upon a time - has returned as a coach.

Everything is in place for United to turn things around, with the managerial team now made up of legends who know the club inside out.

Changes are expected in the January transfer window, too, as United's board are reportedly set to give Solskjaer £50m to play with.

A new centre-back is the priority and various sources claim Ed Woodward wants to bring in Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, who could be available for just £30m.

As for the current squad - well, Solskjaer has a lot of work to do.


Mourinho gradually lost the dressing room during his time as manager and with results not going United's way at the moment, Solskjaer needs to reintroduce unity and discipline.

Carrick will help him achieve that, of course, and it's being reported that the former midfielder delivered a strong message to United's players in training the day Mourinho was sacked.

According to The Sun, Carrick gathered the players - of whom some were celebrating - and reminded them that the club is bigger than any one person.


He also warned them that high standards must continue to be met and they must fight for the United shirt, otherwise they face being axed as well.

Carrick has been there and done it at United, so the likes of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial would be wise to head his advice and give everything to Solskjaer.

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