Carrick should have left with Solskjaer as he’s also part of the problem — Scholes

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Paul Scholes, former Man United mid-fielder and legend believes that Michael Carrick should have left Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the new caretaker manager “let the club down” just as much as his former boss.

Carrick, along with Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan, assisted Solskjaer before the Norwegian was sacked as manager ahead of Tuesday’s game with Villarreal.

The trio are now in temporary charge as the club looks for an interim to see out the campaign.

Paul Scholes

Ole was relieved of his job after the 4-1humiliating defeat in Watford last weekend

But Scholes was not pleased to see them given the reins having been an integral part of the previous management, with his sense that the club boxed themselves into a corner by not sacking Solskjaer earlier.

“It’s the same people running the team, the same people given massive responsibility every week to put that team on the pitch,” he told BT Sport on Tuesday evening.

 “Arguably it’s more Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick who’ve been preparing the team. Ole gave them that responsibility, so how that changes now I don’t know.

“Four weeks ago, that Liverpool game. That was the time we knew Ole was going to go, it was plainly obvious. So then the people above had to prepare the next manager and the next batch of staff.

“I’d be almost embarrassed being the staff now, after what happened to Ole. I think they all should have gone. They were part of Ole’s team, Ole trusted them each week to prepare the team – and they’ve let the club and players down as much as Ole has.”

Scholes noted that he was “good friends” with some of those now in charge of the team but asserted that they should feel “guilty” for their role in Solskjaer’s exit

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