I am disappointed – Says Michael Carrick


Manchester United interim manager Michael Carrick says he is “disappointed” to have drawn with Chelsea, while Roy Keane has questioned United’s recruitment within the club.

It was the first Premier League game for United since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a week ago, and despite being second best in the first half, Jadon Sancho took advantage of a poor Jorginho error to put the visitors ahead.

Manchester United drew 1-1 with Chelsea in the Premier League; Jadon Sancho’s opener was cancelled out by a Jorginho penalty; Ralph Rangnick is set to take charge at United until the end of the season; Roy Keane questions the ‘jobs for the boys’ recruitment at Man Utd in recent years.

However, the Chelsea captain redeemed himself soon after, scoring from the penalty spot. A wayward kick from Aaron Wan-Bissaka on Thiago Silva saw the penalty awarded – a decision which Carrick also disagreed with.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m disappointed actually. When you are in front in a game like this to have it taken away is disappointing. I’m proud of the players and the group all week. In a difficult situation we tried to make the best of it. But there is that little bitter feeling. We came to win the game. A little disappointed, I can’t lie.

“I don’t think it was a penalty at all. They have had a lot of shots, David had two saves which we knew before the game he would have to make one or two. Other than that I have felt quite comfortable in the game. Of course we want to be better. I am not getting carried away but I thought we defended well. I cannot fault the boys one bit.

Hasselbaink: Werner wasn’t good enough

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was also critical of Timo Werner, who started up front with Romelu Lukaku on the bench.

He told Sky Sports: “Werner needed to score, I’m sorry. With the ball, without the ball, he was poor today. Normally he’s really sharp with his runs, but they were poor.

“As a No 9 you’re going to be judged on the opportunities you get and what you do with it. He was not good enough.

“He needed to score at least two chances, especially the volley he took with the right that he should have taken with his left. He keeps on missing big chances and opportunities. When it is 0-0, 0-1, or 1-1, needs to be put them away.”

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