United’s win over Mikel Arteta’s in-form Arsenal was the last of three positive results Carrick recorded as caretaker boss.
He garnered an immediate reaction after Solskjaer’s sacking in the crucial 2-0 win at Villarreal to secure safe passage into the Champions League knockout stages.
United then travelled to title contenders Chelsea and took away a respectable point, and it would’ve been three had Aaron Wan-Bissaka not conceded a cheap second-half penalty.
The players undoubtedly listened and respected Carrick, but Rangnick will demand respect from the minute he arrives at Carrington.
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