Carrick’s at the wheel for Manchester United

Kelly Cates is joined by former Everton midfielder Leon Osman and senior football reporter Ian Dennis as Manchester United have booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Villarreal in Michael Carrick’s first game in charge as caretaker manager.

Manchester United fan Scott Saunders joins the pod to discuss whether there are signs of improvement under Carrick and why Jadon Sancho impressed after scoring his first goal for the club.

You’ll hear what PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has to say on being linked with the vacant Manchester United job on a permanent basis and Ernest Macia from Radio Catalunya gives us an insight into former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde – who Manchester United has approached about taking the job on an interim basis.

Former Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball reflect on Chelsea’s impressive 4-0 win over Juventus at Stamford Bridge and discuss why their academy may be the secret to their success.

Topics:

1’30” – Were there signs of improvement for Manchester United under Michael Carrick?

6’30” – Thoughts on Carrick’s starting eleven and substitutes

10’00” – Jadon Sancho gets first Manchester United goal

11’40” – Michael Carrick on his side’s victory

14’00” – Manchester United contact former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde about the interim manager’s job

19’00” – Mauricio Pochettino on being linked with the Manchester United job on a permanent basis

22’00” – The view from Spain on Valverde being linked with the interim manager’s job

25’00” – Reaction to Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Juventus

27’00” – The success of Chelsea’s academy and the improvement of Reece James

31’17” – Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea’s victory

32’50” – Is this performance reflective of where Juventus are as a team?

38’00”- Could Barcelona miss out on making it through to the knockout stages of the Champions League?